Disabled Veterans Exemption 

Disabled veterans of military service may be eligible for up to a $241,627* property tax exemption. Qualifying veterans must have been disabled due to a service-related injury or disease while in the armed forces, and must be a resident of California as of January 1 of the year in which they are applying for an exemption.

Veterans with 100% disability, or partially disabled and unemployable, or their unmarried surviving spouses are eligible for a basic exemption amount of up to $161,083*; if the total household income does not exceed $72,335*, the 100% disabled veteran may qualify for a low-income exemption of up to $241,627*.

Support Groups 

There are many local organizations which help provide services and support for Veterans. Here is a list of some of those programs:

Local Housing: 

The Rollins – Gateway Project will provide 79 new affordable apartment homes with a veterans’ preference, including 18 homes dedicated for veterans with Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers.

More information here: https://therollinsatmillbraestation.com/


Colma Veterans Village is an affordable community for formerly homeless veterans developed by Mercy Housing on a site owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, which provided a 99-year ground lease for the project. To make this property possible, National Equity Fund (NEF) invested Housing Credit equity in Colma Veterans Village.

With 66 homes for veterans, the three-story building is a 10-minute walk to South San Francisco BART and its surrounding amenities. It addresses a significant gap in the market for supportive housing focused on the needs of aging veterans who have struggled with homelessness.

More information here: https://www.taxcreditcoalition.org/gallery/colma-vets-village/


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Local Veterans Organizations:

American Legions:

Post Address
American Legion Post 82

130 South Blvd, San Mateo, CA

American Legion Post 105 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063
American Legions Post 474 470 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
American Legion Post 238  555 Buel Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
American Legion Post 472 25 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
American Legion Post 558 347 1st St, Los Altos, CA 94022
American Legion Post 419  958 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95050


Veteran Resource Centers:

San Mateo County Libraries

Library Location

Redwood City Library(Downtown)

Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94062
Belmont 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
Brisbane 163 Visitacion Ave, Brisbane, CA 94005
East Palo Alto 2415 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Foster City  1000 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
Half Moon Bay 620 Correas St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Milbrae 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030
North Fair Oaks 2510 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
Pacifica Sanchez 1111 Terra Nova Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044
Pacifica Sharp Park 104 Hilton Way, Pacifica, CA 94044
Portola Valley 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028
San Carlos 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA 94070
Woodside 3140 Woodside Rd, Woodside, CA 94062

 Disabled American Veterans

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Last year, the organization provided more than 163,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assisted in filing over 151,000 claims for benefits. In 2021, DAV-represented veterans received more than $25 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises.

Operation Surf

Operation Surf’s curriculum-based programs aim to inspire injured military and veterans to seek wellness in all aspects of their lives while providing the necessary resources, tools, and peer-to-peer support to continue this mindset indefinitely.

By staying true to our core values of care, inclusion, commitment, integrity, and communication; we change participants’ lives – one wave at a time.

Veterans Surf Alliance

Veteran Surf Alliance is a Santa Cruz based nonprofit that creates fellowship and community among veterans through surfing, easing the transition between military service and civilian living.

Wooden Boats for Veterans

WBFV uses the magic of wooden boat sailing as a pathway for  restoring health and well being to veterans and their families.  WBFV provides sailing and restoration instruction, teaching new skills in community.  Through common purpose and teamwork veterans rediscover inner strengths and share in camaraderie.