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Affordable Housing Resources

Lesley Gardens in Half Moon Bay - There will be a limited, five (5) day window - March 5th to March 9th - when the Lesley Gardens in Half Moon Bay will open their waiting list for affordable housing for older adults. Details are included below. Please share this information with your participants and other interested parties.

Lesley Gardens in Half Moon Bay will be opening their waiting list for affordable housing for seniors from March 5th to March 9th. If you have anyone in mind who is a low income senior in need of permanent affordable housing or that will be this is a great opportunity to get on a waiting list. Applications will be available on this link starting March 1st. Here's the link:

MidPen Housing, St. Matthew Apartments - The waitlist is now open and it is not a senior-exclusive property and is categorized as SRO/mixed use. There is no determined date when the wait list will close at this time. St. Matthew is located at 215 East Second Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401. It is a non-denominational property and has 56 below market rate, single-room occupancy studio apartments. Property amenities include fully furnished community rooms, on-site laundry facilities and convenient access to public transportation and shopping centers.

To be eligible, household annual income must be between $10,000 and $46,000 and applicants must be residents of San Mateo County. To learn more about eligibility requirements or apply to live at St. Matthew Apartments, please contact Jesus Estrada with MidPen at (650)-342-7211 or by email. Applicants can also submit an online inquiry at Mail completed applications directly to 215 2nd Ave., San Mateo, California 94401.

Rotary Miller Avenue Senior Housing - Applications Available December 2017. For more information or to be placed on the list: 1-800-635-2558 or visit online at to begin the application process. FAQs about the Rotary Housing.

Bridge Housing -  Offers listings of Bay Area Affordable Housing for Seniors and Families. To search the listings or apply for housing visit

Mercy Housing in California - Provides affordable housing & supportive services for low income families, seniors & people w/ special needs. To search listings or apply for housing visit

MidPen Housing - MidPen Housing is one of the nation’s leading non-profit developers, owners and managers of high-quality affordable housing for renters and purchasers. To search listings or apply for housing visit

EDEN Housing - Provides housing, services and activities in northern California for the needs of lower income, seniors and disabled people.   For more information visit Opportunities with EDEN Opening Soon:

Charities Housing - The mission is to develop, preserve, and manage high quality affordable housing for low-income individuals and their families.  To learn more or see listings visit View Bay Area Housing Opportunities:

First Community Housing -  Designs, develops and manages affordable housing for low-income households. To learn more visit

HABITAT for Humanity, Peninsula - The mission is to provide local families with a springboard to secure, stable futures through affordable homeownership, financial literacy and neighborhood revitalization. To learn more visit

HIP Shared Home Program Affordable Housing Opportunities

HIP Housing is a non-profit organization that provides home-sharing opportunities in San Mateo County. Do you have a room to rent in your home or are you looking for a room to rent? Contact HIP Housing at 650-348-6660. If you find a housemate through HIP Housing, 90 days later you receive $250!

 Current HIP Housing Opportunities

Below Market Rate (BMR) Units

The BMR Inclusionary Housing Program requires developers to sell or rent a certain percentage of units in new developments at a below-market-rate price that is affordable to low to moderate income households. Affordable or below market rate refers to housing that is priced to be affordable to those making less than 120 percent of the area median income (or AMI). To be eligible to for a BMR unit, a household must meet specific income and first-time homeowner requirements. Click here for the 2017 San Mateo County Income Limits.

Single Room Occupancy Units

Are you a household of one person looking for affordable housing? A single room occupancy unit might be just what you need.  Single room occupancy (SRO) refers to a building that houses people in single rooms. This means that tenants often share bathrooms and kitchens. This option is available if you are a household of one person. 

The City of South San Francisco has three SRO buildings.
  • Grand Hotel - (650) 348-5577
  • Metro Hotel - (650) 588-7802
  • Industrial Hotel - (650) 589-3897