Department of Housing (7900D)


The Department of Housing is a catalyst for increasing access to affordable housing, increasing the supply of workforce housing, and supporting related community development, so that housing permanently exists for people of all income levels and generations in San Mateo County.

Department Headline Measures

Percent of Community Development Block Grant Funds Expended within Federal Timelines Remains at Target

Meet or exceed national best-practice standard and HUD expenditure deadlines for timely utilization of federal funds on community-serving programs and projects, by maintaining unspent funds below the 50% maximum of prior year's entitlement grants.

Percent of Voucher Subsidies Utilized Above Target

Percentage of number of households served against total number of vouchers allowed. Meet or exceed national Moving to Work (MTW) Agencies' best-practice standard by using 90% or more of available vouchers or available funds.

Budget Summary

FY 2016-17

  • Total Sources: $105,135,345
  • Total Requirements: $105,435,345
  • Net County Cost: $300,000
  • Funded Positions: 61

FY 2017-18

  • Total Sources: $134,114,692
  • Total Requirements: $134,414,692
  • Net County Costs: $300,000
  • Funded Positions: 63

Program Results

Leveraged Ratio of Affordable Housing Investment for Each Dollar of Local Funding Invested Above Target

Number of Households Benefiting Directly from County-Administered Loans and Grants for Home Purchase, Repair, or Rehabilitation Falls Below Target

Number of Individuals and Families Assisted through Provider-Based Assistance (PBA) Program Below Target

Number of Families Exiting Housing Subsidy Programs as a Result of Self-Sufficiency Remains At Target

Administrative Measures

Percent of Performance Goals Met

Percent of Customer Survey Respondents Rating Services Good or Better

Cost Per Household Served

Percent of Employees Rating Experience Working for the County as Very Good

Percent of Employee Evaluations Completed Annually

Percent of Employees Meeting the 20 Hour Annual Training Requirement

FY 2016-17 Highlights

  • A new $10,000,000 Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Fund created
  • On-line Voucher Waiting List system
  • Housing readiness program
  • Moving to Work (MTW) agreement with HUD extended ten years
  • Increased use of project-based vouchers
  • Alma Point Senior Apartments in Foster City: 66 units
  • Sweeney Lane Apartments in Daly City: 52 units
  • Sequoia Belle Haven Senior Apartments in Menlo Park: 90 units
  • St. Leo’s Apartments in North Fair Oaks: 16 units
  • Family Crossroads in Daly City: 16 unit
FY 2016-17 Projects in Construction:
  • University Avenue Senior Apartments in East Palo Alto: 41 units
  • Waverly Place Apartments in North Fair Oaks: 16 units

FY 2017-18 Priorities

  • Use of housing funds to leverage the greatest number of affordable units possible
  • Elimination of homelessness by 2020
  • Development of funding policy regarding rental housing preservation
  • Midway Village redevelopment
  • Middlefield Road redevelopment
  • Continued support of Home For All - San Mateo County initiative

Links to Program Reports

Author: Ken Cole, Director     Contact Email:     Last Update: 01-29-2018