Working Together for Workforce Housing

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.    



HIP Housing Home Sharing Program

Tips for Buying a Home in San Mateo County

Workforce Housing in the News

Housing Projects in San Mateo County