Affordable Housing Resources

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The City does not maintain a waitlist for affordable housing. Please consult the resources below for housing information or visit the New Housing Construction page for contact information for affordable housing units that are planned or under construction in South San Francisco. 

San Mateo County COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium: 

On March 24, 2020, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted Emergency Regulation 2020-001, which places a temporary Countywide moratorium on evictions from residential units for: (1) non-payment of rent by tenants directly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; and (2) certain no-fault causes unless the eviction is necessary for the health and safety of the tenant, other residents in the tenant's building, the landlord, or the landlord's family. Tennant action may be required, for more information, visit: 

Emergency Housing Assistance

If you are in need of emergency shelter or food please contact:

YMCA Community Resource Center
650-276-4101 or  650-271-3850

The YMCA Community Resource Center is a Core Service Agency that provides safety net services to San Mateo County residents in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter and other basic needs.  



  • Home sharing connects people with an extra room (or two) with people looking for housing. To find out more about HIP Housing’s Home Sharing Program call 650-348-6660 or visit HIP's website. 
  • Rental housing search portals are great ways to start your housing search. Below are a few to get you started:
  • Affordable housing developers build affordable housing targeted to a range of incomes. Visit the websites below to determine if there are units currently available.
  • Single room occupancy (SRO) properties house people in single rooms and usually have shared bathrooms and kitchens. There are three SRO buildings in South San Francisco:
    • Grand Hotel, (650) 348-5577
    • Metro Hotel, (650) 588-7802
    • Industrial Hotel, (650) 589-3897



  • Many of the rental housing resources above have listings for affordable, senior housing. Please consult the resources above.
  • Lesley Senior Communities provides affordable senior housing in San Mateo County. For more information, visit their website or call (650) 726-4888.
  • Rotary Plaza is a new, senior, affordable housing project under construction in South San Francisco. The waitlist is now closed, but to inquire about future housing opportunities or to learn more, visit their website or call 925-924-7285.
  • Senior Living Help is an organization that provides senior living assistance to the elderly. Senior Living Help assists California senior citizens, their family members and caregivers in finding appropriate senior living and care facilities. To learn more about Senior Living Help and their free services, please visit their website.