The Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo (HACSM) has been awarded 40 Stability Vouchers (SVs) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the program is designed to encourage a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. Eligible individuals and households include people who meet the following criteria:

  • Homeless;
  • At risk of homelessness;
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; or
  • A veteran or family with at least one veteran member who meets one of the proceeding criteria.

Per HUD regulations, HACSM cannot accept applications for SVs directly from the applicant. Rather, the San Mateo County Continuum of Care (CoC) will be providing services and referring individuals or families to HACSM for the vouchers by way of the Coordinated Entry System (CES). Please note that there is a limited number of vouchers in the SV program, and the CoC may prioritize SVs, such as giving priority to individuals and families that are currently experiencing homelessness.

If you have housing needs or other needs, please contact your local Core Service Agency. The Core Service Agency will conduct an assessment to learn more about your needs and will potentially make referrals or connections to housing services or other services based on your circumstances, eligibility, and program availability.