Nominations Now Being Accepted for Hammerman Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 Barbara Hammerman Award, an annual recognition sponsored by the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council. In 2005, the Domestic Violence Council established the Hammerman Award, ratified by the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County, for the purpose of recognizing outstanding law enforcement officers for their contribution and service to survivors of domestic violence and their children. In 2009 the award was expanded to include professionals who provide services to victims of domestic violence.

Gateway Rising Celebrates Belle Haven

Gateway Rising, formerly known as Gateway Family Housing, is now fully occupied and has successfully completed its conversion to permanent financing. The property includes financing from both the San Mateo County Department of Housing and the Housing Authority of San Mateo County, as well as an award of Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers.

Spotlight on the DOH Affordable Housing Dashboard

The Department of Housing maintains the Affordable Housing Dashboard to map and track its impact on affordable housing across San Mateo County.  The Dashboard also provides information on demand for a variety of stakeholders seeking to understand the current state of affordable housing in their specific community.  When a Daly City stakeholder asked for a list of San Mateo County affordable housing projects in the pipeline to receive state and federal tax credits, the DOH Affordable Housing Da

Colibri Commons Breaks Ground on February 2

On February 2, EPACANDO and MidPen Housing will break ground on Colibri Commons, a new affordable rental housing property on City-owned land at 965 Weeks Street in East Palo Alto. When construction is complete in Summer 2025, the property’s 136 new apartments will serve a broad range of the community’s housing needs, with rents affordable to people earning between 30% and 60% of Area Median Income and a unit mix of studios up to four bedrooms.

HCDC Welcomes New Members

The Board of Supervisors recently appointed three new members to San Mateo County’s 15-member Housing and Community Development Committee (HCDC):

Making a Difference with Meals and Friendship

The Department of Housing is proud to fund organizations like Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. whose work helps older adults remain in their home with nourishing meals and neighborly check-ins.

SB 267 Reduces Barriers for People with Rental Subsidies

Starting on January 1, 2024, landlords must consider a housing applicant’s receipt of a government rent subsidy including, for example, a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, when assessing the applicant’s income and ability to pay the rent.  In addition, housing applicants who receive a government rent subsidy must be allowed to provide an alternative to a credit report as a means of proving their ability to pay rent, including, for example, public benefit payments, pay records, and bank statements.

New Affordable Homes Coming to Burlingame

A loan of $5,698,107 from San Mateo County’s Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) and an award of 30 Project-Based Vouchers from the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo helped to pave the way for construction to start in late December 2023 on Eucalyptus Grove Apartments in Burlingame.

Celebrating our Housing Heroes: Peggy Jensen and Betsy Zobell

Congratulations to two housing heroes, recently recognized for their lifetime contributions to housing our community at the Housing Leadership Council’s Housing Leadership Day. 

2023 Property Tax Highlights Publication Press Release

For Immediate Release January 24, 2024 Contact: Kristie Silva, Assistant Controller (650) 363-4777  

2023 ACFR and PAFR Press Release

San Mateo County Controller Juan Raigoza Releases for public review the County's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and the Popular FInancial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2023.

Triple Crown for County Finance Teams - Three Documents, Three Awards.

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo pulled off another coveted triple crown with its three primary financial documents for the past 2022 fiscal year that showcase the spirit of transparency and full disclosure.