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 construction of three new developments in FY2017-18, for a total of 173 units: Rotary Miller Senior Apartments (South San Francisco), Waverly Place (North Fair Oaks), and Colma Veterans Village (Colma). Waverly Place was completed and is fully leased. The AHF 5.0 funded 691 new construction units in 8 developments to be built in Redwood City (2), Moss Beach, San Mateo, Menlo Park (2), Millbrae, and North Fair Oaks. Additionally, AHF 5.0 provided funding for rehabilitation of two apartment complexes in East Palo Alto, upgrading a total of 166 units and preserving them as affordable housing for the long term. 

Housing Preservation 

In FY 2017-18, the Affordable Rental Acquisition and Preservation Program (ARAPP) provided financial assistance for the preservation of 55 "naturally occurring" affordable rental apartments at Atherton Court in Redwood City.  After assisting MidPen Housing in its acquisition of the property, an additional infusion of preservation funds is helping with major renovation work at the complex expected to reach conclusion around the end of (calendar year) 2018.  Renovations are also progressing at the 7-unit Stafford Street Apartments in Redwood City, purchased by HIP Housing in FY 2016-17 with assistance from the preservation fund.  The County expects to make loans utilizing the nearly $1 million remaining in the preservation fund during this fiscal 2018-19 year to preserve additional naturally occurring affordable units in the County.

Atherton Court in Redwood City

Housing Locator and Rapid Re-housing

Abode Services provides Housing Locator and Case Management services for people experiencing homelessness to identify housing options and maintain permanent housing. The population served with Housing Locator services includes those who are unsheltered or residing in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program. In FY 2017-18, 83% of those clients or households using Abode's program stayed housed for six months, and 80% also stayed housed for one year.  The Rapid Re-housing Program receives referrals from the County’s Coordinated Entry System. During FY 2017-18, twenty nine households were served with Rapid Re-housing Services. The average number of days from referral to program enrollment was 10 days.

HIP Homesharing Program

In FY 2017-18, HIP expanded its homesharing program efforts through increased marketing campaigns aimed at providing better visibility to the program and attracting more providers. Through these efforts, HIP received 337 new provider contacts, interviewed 264 providers, made 87 matches, distributed $8,250 in incentives to providers. HIP had a FY 2017-18 Measure K budget of $262,143. Their efforts rolled into FY 2018-19 in order to expend all funding.

Project Sentinel Landlord/Tenant Information & Referral Services

Project Sentinel utilized $397,736 to provide information and referral services to landlords and tenants in an effort to reduce displacement among lower income renters in FY 2017-18. The program received 1,580 calls from landlords/tenants, counseled or conciliated 71 cases, and conducted 11 educational workshops.

Middlefield Junction Master Plan

Measure K provided funding for the development of the Middlefield Junction Master Plan. The Master Plan provides conceptual renderings of potential mixed-use development on a parcel of land owned by the County. The plan shows development options centered around lower income housing for both rental and homeownership, and incorporates community services uses in the multifamily structure and on the site. Those community services include options for childcare services, health care, and other community serving uses. 

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.