The City Housing Division administers affordable housing programs for extremely low, very low, low and moderate income Redwood City households. The City provides funds to produce and preserve affordable housing for residents, including rental and ownership housing. Funds are provided to non-profits to construct and manage affordable rental housing and funds are provided to non-profits to provide housing preservation services to lower-income residents to preserve existing affordable housing. These rental housing developments and programs are listed below with links to other web pages with more information.
How to Find Affordable Housing
Click on this link to view various resources to search for affordable housing in Redwood City and other communities within San Mateo County: Affordable Housing Lists & Search Tools
Low Cost and Free Housing Rehabilitation & Repair Programs
Click on the links below to view free and low-cost housing repair and housing accessibility modification programs:
Click on the links below to view pages with various resources to help with basic needs:
- City of Redwood City Community Centers
- Fair Oaks Community Center Human Services
- The Fair Oaks Community Center is a multi-service facility offering a variety of services to the broader Redwood City community. Services are offered by a combination of City staff and representatives from public and private non-profit agencies. Services are available in Spanish and English.
- Basic Human Needs and Core Services (PDF)
- Fair Oaks Resource Services
- County of San Mateo Human Services Community Handbook available in English and Spanish.
The City administers various federal and local grant programs to support affordable housing development and preservation, fair housing and free legal assistance programs, homelessness prevention and homeless shelters, basic human needs services and programs and economic development programs. Click on the links below to read more information about the programs and grant process.
- Human Services Financial Assistance (HSFA)
- HSFA FY20-21 Application Materials:
Our Community: Housing and Our Future
Earlier this year, the City, in partnership with Redwood City 2020, the County’s Home For All initiative and the Library Foundation, invited the community to come together for a series of community conversations on housing. Our Community: Housing and Our Future included a series of community conversations and City Council meeting discussions. Learn more about this initiative here.