The city is in a Stage 2 drought. Please take urgent steps to reduce water use.
Many services can be accessed online rather than in person. In person services currently require advance appointments.
The Housing Assistance Program provides financial assistance payments to Menlo Park residents facing displacement from their rental units and homes for reasons not addressed by the tenant relocation assistance ordinance, emergency rental assistance and rental assistance related to impacts of COVID-19, including decrease or loss of income.
The program, formerly known as the tenant assistance program, helps serve the needs of the community using American Rescue Plan funds, as approved by the City Council. The program will operate through 2024 or until project funds are depleted. To expand the number of households receiving financial assistance, the program now includes mortgage assistance for qualifying owner-occupied households meeting the program eligibility requirements.
Samaritan House San Mateo operates the program on behalf of the City of Menlo Park. All households in need of financial assistance and/or any of the services offered by Samaritan House San Mateo are encouraged to contact them. Samaritan House San Mateo began serving individuals and families throughout San Mateo County in 1974 and has a proven track record for providing case management services, community clinics, emergency shelters, food services and financial empowerment programs.
Samaritan House San Mateo4031 Pacific BoulevardSan Mateo, CA 94403
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