Unincorporated San Mateo

Housing Element Status
In Progress
Affordable Housing Production
affordable permits issued
Housing Policies and Programs
total policies


Learn more about your city or county’s housing needs, and its policies and progress towards meeting those housing needs.

6th Cycle (2023 to 2031) Housing Element Status

How close Bay Area cities and counties are to meeting their local housing plans.
  • Not Submitted
  • In Progress
  • 3Adopted
  • 4Certified
  • Housing element in progress
    City or county has submitted their Housing Element - and potentially subsequent drafts - to HCD for review.

    Affordable Housing Goals

    Every city and county is required by law to plan for local housing needs for every level of affordability every decade according to the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). The progress towards meeting these housing goals can be tracked over time by measuring the number of housing permits issued by local cities and counties. This data includes the 5th element cycle and will be updated when 6th cycle data is updated.
    Very Low Income
    Low Income
    Moderate Income
    Above Moderate Inc.

    Proposed Policies and Programs

    Prioritized Policies from 2018
    policies adopted
    To further policy innovation and local action, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) contacted all of the region's jurisdictions to track the adoption of key housing policies throughout the nine county Bay Area.
    Total Policies
    proposed policies
    Local housing policies and programs, as part of a housing element, have significant impacts on a city or county reaching its affordable housing goals. Each additional housing policy has an significant impact on the residents who are most in need of affordable housing.

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