Affordable Housing

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Finding Affordable Housing

HIP Housing Affordable Housing Opportunities as of September 2017

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!

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. To be eligible to for a BMR unit, a household must meet specific income and first-time homeowner requirements.

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