Notice of Public Hearing on the San Mateo County Permanent Local Housing Allocation Five-year Plan Amendment. 

DATEOctober 18, 2022 


PLACE: Board of Supervisors Virtual Meeting:  

On October 18, 2022 the Board of Supervisors will consider the County of San Mateo 2019-2023 Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) amended five-year plan and 2021 funding application.  Interested parties are invited to attend and speak on the above matter.  Once approved by the Board, the PLHA amended Plan will be submitted to the California Dept. of Housing and Development (CA HCD) on or before October 28, 2022. 

In order to receive PLHA funding, the County is required to prepare a five-year plan describing the County's proposed activities to be funded by PLHA funds. The beneficiaries of the program must be very low and low income depending on the activity type and year.  The amount of the PLHA funding over five years will not exceed $7,257,300 over a five-year period and the calendar year 2021 funds are $2,068,889.

The County of San Mateo plans to use the PLHA funds in a very similar fashion as in its initial Plan and specifically:   

  • Direct funds toward the predevelopment, development, acquisition, rehabilitation, and/or preservation of housing that is affordable to extremely low income through moderate income households through the County's annual Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) process;  
  • Assist persons who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness with rental assistance and rapid rehousing services; and  
  • Assist persons who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness by providing needed financial support for the County's emergency shelters (including the Navigation Center) and Core service providers. This includes both operational support as well as support for their intensive case management services that address the root causes of an individual’s barriers to housing. The main difference between this amended Plan and the initial Plan submitted and approved in 2020, is the explicit distinction between shelter operations and case management services (in the initial Plan, these two activities had been combined into an "Emergency Shelter" category). In addition, in this Amended Plan, rapid re-housing services have been omitted as they will be largely funded via different sources and County Departments

Copies of the Amended PLHA plan are available for review and public comment at Interested parties may email comments to Karen Coppock at  All comments due by October 18, 2022.  

Date of Publication:  September 20, 2022