Affordable housing resources

Below market rate housing lenders

 Lender License
Bank of America
Janet Velez
3705A Hansen Way
Ste 110
Palo Alto, CA94304
650-695-6940
Email
NMLS #633669
Boston Private
Maria Pineda
60 S Market St.
San Jose, CA95113
415-752-5626
Email
NMLS #1208990
Meriwest Mortgage Company, LLC
Curtis Linville
5615 Chesbro Ave.
Ste 110
San Jose, CA95123
408-363-3460
Email
Website
NMLS #282662
PNC Mortgage, a Division of PNC Bank, N.A.
Jodi Fischer
1202 Grant Ave.
Ste B2
Novato, CA94945
415-897-9103
Email
Website
NMLS #459505

Housing support services

 Agency Description
2-1-1 Bay Area general information
2-1-1 Bay Area
211
Website
2-1-1 Bay Area is the comprehensive information and referral service for San Francisco, San Mateo, Napa, Marin, Santa Clara, and Solano counties. It connects over 37,000 Bay Area callers and texters each year with information about health and human services available to them.
Center for Independence of the Disabled, Inc.
2001 Winward Way
Ste. 103
San Mateo, CA 94404
650-645-1780
Website
Through the Housing Accessibility Modifications Program, grants are available for disabled and/or frail elderly persons to maximize self-sufficiency by eliminating architectural barriers in the home.
County of San Mateo - Department of Housing
264 Harbor Blvd.
Bldg A
Belmont, CA 94002
650-802-3300
Email
Website
Provides rental housing assistance to extremely low, very low and low income households through various programs including Section 8. Please contact directly for more information.
ECHO Housing
22551 Second St.
#200
Hayward, CA 94541
510-581-9380
Website
Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, age, or sexual orientation in the sale or rental of any housing is illegal. ECHO Housing handles housing discrimination complaints and works to secure equal access to housing for all people.
Haven Family House
LifeMoves
260 Van Buren Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-325-8719
Website
LifeMoves | Haven Family House provides interim shelter and supportive services to 23 families experiencing homelessness in Menlo Park. Haven Family House also serves up to 9 Veteran families every night.
HIP Housing Home Sharing Program
800 South Claremont St.
#210
San Mateo, CA 94402
650-348-6660
Email
Website
HIP Housing provides home-sharing opportunities in San Mateo County by matching housing providers who have room to share with compatible singles, seniors, or single parents with children. A home-sharing participant has a private room and shares the kitchen and common living areas with the other resident(s) and/or housing provider(s).
Opportunity Services Center
LifeMoves
33 Encina Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-853-8672
Website
LifeMoves provides holistic support for families in crisis through family shelters, childcare, education programs and therapeutic services. Individuals can access emergency interim shelter, food, clothing, and intensive case management to rapidly return to stable housing and address the underlying factors contributing to homelessness. LifeMoves offers specialized programs and services to address the specific needs of the Veteran community and community outreach programs include a wide range of field outreach, engagement, and prevention programs to best serve those in need.
Project Sentinel
408-720-9888
Website
Provides free education and counseling to community members, housing providers and tenants about fair housing laws. They also investigate complaints and provide advocacy services for those who have experienced housing discrimination.
SMC Connect
County of San Mateo Human Services Agency
2415 University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
650-363-4175
Website
Find community services in San Mateo County including food assistance, financial assistance, crisis services, health, employment, homeless services, emergency shelter, housing, legal and mediation services, mental health/counseling, senior services and more.

 

Legal resources

Agency Description
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
1861 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
650-326-6440
Website
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto is a nonprofit offering legal services that improve the lives of low-income families throughout the region, specializing in immigration, housing, workers rights, records clearance, and consumer protection.
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
330 Twin Dolphin Drive
Ste. 123
Redwood City, CA 94065
650-558-0915
Website
Through community education, legal representation, systemic advocacy and collaboration with community partners, we help people: secure safe, affordable housing; access health care; obtain economic security; establish immigration status; receive an appropriate education; and realize freedom from violence and abuse
Project Sentinel
408-720-9888
Website
Provides free education and counseling to community members, housing providers and tenants about fair housing laws. They also investigate complaints and provide advocacy services for those who have experienced housing discrimination.

 

Local affordable housing units

Resource Description
2-1-1 Bay Area general information
2-1-1 Bay Area
211
Website
2-1-1 Bay Area is the comprehensive information and referral service for San Francisco, San Mateo, Napa, Marin, Santa Clara, and Solano counties. It connects over 37,000 Bay Area callers and texters each year with information about health and human services available to them.
335 Pierce
MidPen Housing
335 Pierce Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Email
Website
Affordable rental housing for families
Crane Place
Peninsula Volunteers
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-325-2442
Website
Affordable rental housing for seniors
Gateway Apartments
MidPen Housing
1345 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-323-5615
Email
Website
Affordable rental housing
Partridge Place
Peninsula Volunteers
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-324-3160
Website
Affordable rental housing for seniors
Sequoia Belle Haven
MidPen Housing
1221 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-352-3309
Email
Website
Affordable rental housing for seniors
Willow Court
MidPen Housing
1104, 1141 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-852-1519
Email
Website
Affordable rental housing for families
Willow Terrace
MidPen Housing
1345 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-852-1519
Email
Website
Affordable rental housing for families

Contact us

Adam Patterson
Management Analyst II
Email

650-330-6625