From the Ocean to the Bay, from the mountains to the cities and towns, San Mateo County is a wonderful place to live. The high cost of housing, however, can make it hard for educators to find a place in the county to call home. The County Office of Education and its partners have pulled together resources we hope will make the process for finding a home a little easier.
Help with Finding and Renting a Home
|Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern CaliforniaProvides affordable housing resources and links.||San Mateo Department of HousingProvides a variety of resources for finding affordable housing.||
San Mateo County Affordable Rental Housing ListA list of low and moderate income housing broken down by city.
|SMCHousingSearch.orgA free resource to help you find a home in San Mateo County that fits your needs and budget.||One Home Bay AreaA nonprofit website that lets you search affordable housing listings.||Human Investment Project (HIP) HousingSearch for shared housing, provides monthly listings of available rooms|
Help with Buying a Home
|The California Housing Finance Agency Extra Credit Teacher Home Purpose ProgramProvides deferred payment, simple interest rate subordinate loans.||The California Housing Finance Agency Has information on different loan and down payment programs to assist with the purchase of a home.||
CalPLUS Conventional ProgramA conventional first mortgage that is combined with the CalHFA Zero Interest Program (ZIP) for closing costs.
|School Teacher and Employee Assistance Program This State program helps employees of K-12 public schools buy their first home.||Housing Endowment and Regional Trust (HEART) of San Mateo County Program offers below-market rate loans to first-time homebuyers who can make a 5% down payment.||Landed A private company that lends money to help fund a down payment.|
|Poppy Loan Zero-down mortgages for people who work in San Mateo County.|
Tips for Buying a Home in San Mateo County
Workforce Housing in the News
- Where can a teacher afford to live in the Bay Area?
- Officials eye affordable housing in San Mateo
- In need of teacher housing, more California school districts building their own
- District looking again at teacher housing options
- Affordable housing plans taking shape in downtown San Mateo
- Local leaders, teachers gather for workforce housing town hall
- San Mateo County eyes boost in housing support
- Building a Better Bay Area: Housing just for teachers to keep them in the Bay Area