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Project Sentinel provides fair housing education, enforcement, dispute resolution in cases of housing discrimination, community education, and information on mortgage default and delinquency. To contact Project Sentinel, call (888) FAIR-HOUSING or visit their website.

Housing Equality Law Project (HELP) provides fair housing and landlord-tenant counseling, consulting, investigation, and advocacy services. Services are free of charge to all tenants and housing seekers. To contact HELP, call (650) 273-8140 or visit their website

Legal Aid of San Mateo County provides free legal advice and assistance to low-income residents of San Mateo County including legal counseling, advice, and representation in evictions, disputes over housing conditions, and illegal acts by landlords. To contact Legal Aid, call (650) 558-0915 or visit their website.

Homeownership Preservation Foundation operates the HOPE Hotline which provides free foreclosure assistance and housing counseling services. To contact the Foundation, call 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) or visit their website

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Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

To receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City is required to certify that it affirmatively furthers fair housing, by:

  1. completing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI);
  2. developing a Fair Housing Action Plan; and
  3. maintaining records reflecting the actions taken in response to these analyses.

The City works with the County of San Mateo and Daly City, San Mateo, and Redwood City to prepare the analyses listed above. Those documents are available here:

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