Housing and Homelessness





This dashboard tracks the performance of Measure K initiatives in the Housing and Homelessness Category. Scroll through to explore how your Measure K funds are used. This page is dedicated to showing you key services provided and key performance data. 


Affordable Housing Fund 

The Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) enabled the completion of four new projects, for a total of 199 units: Sequoia Belle Haven Senior Apartments (Menlo Park), University Avenue Senior Apartments (East Palo Alto), St. Leo's Apartments (North Fair Oaks), and Sweeney Lane Family Apartments (Daly City). The AHF also funded 283 new units in 4 new projects located in South San Francisco, Redwood City, Moss Beach, and North Fair Oaks. It also provided additional funding to 82 units, in projects located in Colma and North Fair Oaks, for a total of 365 projects. While funding has been committed for additional projects - allowing the AHF to meet its target of 687 units financed and 264 units completed to address an affordable housing waitlist of 19,332 individuals - project completion will occur in coming fiscal years, given the lengthy nature of these projects. Thus far in FY 2017-18, three additional projects are now under construction: Waverly Place, Rotary Miller, and Colma Veterans. Development activities continue for all other projects. 

Housing Preservation Fund

Thus far in FY 2017-18, the Housing Preservation Fund provided financial assistance for the preservation of 64 "naturally occurring" affordable rental housing projects. The program provided funding to the Atherton Court Apartments acquisition and rehabilitation and Stafford Street acquisition (both located in Redwood City). Funding has been committed to preserving the target (ie. 75 units), but project completion will occur in coming fiscal years, given the lengthy nature of these projects. 

Housing Locator & Rapid Re-Housing

Abode Services provides Rapid Re-Housing services for target populations, including those who are unsheltered, disabled, low-income, facing eviction, facing criminal convictions, and/or facing other barriers to housing. These services are especially pertinent in a housing market as competitive and expensive as that which currently exists in San Mateo County. In FY 2016-17, among those clients or households using the Abode Services for Housing Locator and Case Management, 97% (114) stayed housed for six months (exceeding the target of 75%). Of the same clients or households, 97% (114) also remained in permanent housing for one year, exceeding the target of 70%. While the remaining 3% of clients required multiple placements, no clients returned to homelessness after exiting the program. Thus far in FY 2017-18, 92% of clients have stayed housed for six months, and 96% of clients have remained housed for one year. Additionally, while 4% of households have returned to homelessness after exiting the program into permanent housing, the program successfully assisted enrolled families with quickly moving into housing, with an average of only 60 days from program enrollment to move in.  

Debt Relief for Substance Abuse Treatment Providers

With the aim to reduce mortgage and lease payments and address immediate financial and capital needs to five nonprofit organizations which own, lease, and operate residential substance use treatment centers, the Provider Property Debt program successfully preserved all 135 substance use treatment beds. Bed retention in the affected treatment centers was completed in FY 2016-17. In FY 2017-18, additional funds are being expended in support of Service League, Our Common Ground, and Project 90 to complete repairs needed at their facilities. 

Shared Vision 2025

Shared Vision 2025 reflects the goals and priorities for the San Mateo County community as expressed during a series of public meetings and surveys. 
Our "Shared Vision" is a community that is healthy and safe, livable, prosperous, environmentally conscious and collaborative. The Board of Supervisors invests Measure K funds to further that vision.