Department of Housing

FY 2015-17 Performance Report

Department Mission Statement

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

Percent of Annual Community Development Block Grant Funds Expended

Percent of Rental Voucher Subsidies Utilized

Cost Per Household Served

Percent of Employee Evaluation Completed Annually

Percent of Outcome & Efficiency Goals and Benchmark Met

Customer Satisfaction Rating of Good or Better

Employee Engagement

FY 2015-17 Highlights

  • New 160-unit Half Moon Village and Senior Campus: Construction was completed and the campus is fully occupied.
  • Alma Point in Foster City: An affordable senior housing development was completed and leasing process for its 33 Project-Based units began in June 2016. 
  • New developments under construction as FY 2016-17 begins include: (a)Sweeney Lane Apartments in Daly City: 52-unit family housing development of which 26 units are supported by Project-Based vouchers; (b) Sequoia Belle Haven Senior Apartments in Menlo Park: 90-unit senior housing project of which 69 units are supported by Project-Based vouchers; (c) University Avenue Senior Apartments in East Palo Alto: 41-unit development of which 40 units are supported by Project-Based vouchers.

FY 2015-17 Highlights (Cont.)

  • Housing for Veterans: Received altogether 89 additional vouchers for homeless veterans, bringing the total of HUD-VASH vouchers to 199. The award provided funding to develop and support the veterans housing complex, Willow Housing, on the Menlo Park VA Campus, that is fully occupied.
  • Leveraging HUD-VASH and Section 8 funding, 65 Project-Based units have been committed to assist veterans at the Colma Veterans Housing development in Colma.

FY 2015-17 Highlights (Cont.)

  • On-line Voucher Waiting List: Opened a new on-line Voucher waiting system that is always open to the public. 30,479 applications received to date with 8,199 active applications.
  • Time-Limited Voucher Program: Extended the 5-year, time-limited voucher program from 300 to 800 vouchers and added enhanced self-sufficiency case management. Received approval from HUD to expand the Housing Readiness program from 100 to 150 vouchers and increased the time limit to five years. The Housing Readiness program serves homeless individuals and families who may not qualify for the Permanent Supportive Housing program.
  • MTW agreement with HUD extended ten years
  • A new $10,000,000 Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Fund was created.

FY 2017-19 Goals

  • Eliminating homelessness by 2020
  • New affordable housing projects
  • Midway Village redevelopment
  • Middlefield Road Redevelopment
  • Support "Home For All - San Mateo"

FY 2017-19 Challenges

  • Expensive rental market
  •  Jobs/Housing Gap
  • Land cost limits development opportunities
  • Clients with special needs at additional disadvantage
  • Landlords less likely to accept Housing Choice Vouchers

Ongoing Measure A

  • Farm Worker Housing
  • C/CAG 21 Elements
  • Shared Housing - HIP
  • Landlord/Tenant I & R
  • Housing Innovation Fund
  • BHRS - Provider Property Debt
  • 2700 Middlefield Junction
  • Affordable Housing Fund
  • Mobile Home Park
  • Housing Preservation Fund

Affordable Housing Fund 4.0

New Measure A

  • Assuming the passage Measure K a substantial allocation of Measure A funds should dedicated to the creation, preservation or rehabilitation of affordable housing (25 to 30 million dollars) in FY 2017-19.
  • Further review of current Department of Housing staffing would be needed in order to meet the existing and anticipated levels of service and performance.

FY 2016-17 Budget

OVERVIEW                                 FY 2015-16          FY 2016-17              Amount Change        Percent Change
TOTAL SOURCES:                       87,658,178         105,135,849                17,477,167                    20%
TOTAL REQUIREMENTS:           87,958,178         105,435,849               17,477,167                     20%
TOTAL NET COUNTY COST:           300,000               300,000                       0                             0%
TOTAL POSITIONS:                            60                          61                            1                             2%