Neighborhood Improvement & Housing

  1. Special Notice Regarding 2020 Holiday Hours
    City Hall and respective offices will be closed Thursday, November 26, 2020 and
    Friday, November 27, 2020 in observance of Thanksgiving.
  2. Special Notice Regarding 2020 Holiday Hours
    City Hall and respective offices will be closed Friday, December 25, 2020
    in observance of Christmas.
The Neighborhood Improvement & Housing Division manages a number of programs designed to maintain the quality of neighborhoods and build new affordable housing through local and federal funds.
First-Time Homebuyer Program
Below Market Rental Program
Search Affordable Housing



Information & Activities

  • November 16, 2020 - The draft 2019-2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) has been made available on the Annual Reports page. The CAPER details the progress of goals attained and clients served in the CDBG program. The CAPER will be brought forth for public comment at the City Council meeting of November 16, 2020 which can be viewed on the Public Meeting Portal.
  • August 31, 2020- State of California passed the Housing Stabilization  Act. For information on rent relief related to COVID-19, please visit HousingIsKey.com 
  • February 3, 2020 - City Council approved new affordable requirements of 15% for the Below Market Rate program. Staff report is here.
  • June 17, 2019 - City Council passed an Ordinance to provide rental assistance to tenants displaced due to unsafe or substandard housing units.

For more information on the City’s requirements for Accessory Dwelling Units, please visit the Planning Division’s resource page.

General Plan workshops and meetings are ongoing. For more information visit Strive San Mateo .