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San Mateo Core Services Agencies

Core Service Agencies provide safety net services to San Mateo County residents in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter and other basic needs.

Programs are administered/operated at the local level. To learn more about accessing housing and homeless services in your community, please contact the local Homeless Continuum of Care or County Welfare Department.

San Mateo County Department of Social Services

Apply for benefits using San Mateo County Human Services, or call the toll free number to get in touch with your nearest location: (800) 223-8383

Project Sentinel

Project Sentinel assists individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages. Click here to learn more.

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo

Legal Aid Society provides legal advice and counsel on civil matters to low income individuals, families and groups. Legal Aid provides individual representation, community education, systemic advocacy and strategic collaborative approaches to address legal issues and resolve problems in important areas of basic need including health, housing, income and freedom from violence. Click here to learn more.

San Mateo County (SMC) Connect

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.

Tenants Together Hotline

Call the California Statewide Tenants’ Rights Hotline at (888) 495-8020. Press the corresponding number to leave a voicemail in either English or Spanish – select the number that corresponds to the language that you would like to be called back in.

HEART First-time Homebuyer Program

HEART offers downpayment assistance available for first time buyers; participants must work or live in San Mateo county to qualify. You can click here to learn more.

Doorway Housing Portal

Doorway’s Housing Portal helps you find and apply for affordable housing in the Bay Area. Click here to find listings near you.

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