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Other Housing Related Resources

Housing Rehabilitation Programs

  • Home Improvement Loan Program - Low-Interest Loans for low-income Redwood City homeowners and multi-family property owners that rent at least 51% of their units to low-income households. Interest rates are currently 2% and terms range from 5-15 years. 
    • Single Family Loans
    • Multi-Family Loans
  • Safe at Home Minor Home Repair Program - Free home repairs for qualified low-income households.
  • Housing Accessibility Modifications Program - Free housing accessibility modifications (ramps, rails, grab bars, vertical lifts and other modifications to make a home accessible) to assist people with disabilities to remain at home or move back into their home with greater independence.

CDBG, HOME Grant and Housing Program Policies

Fair Housing and Housing Rights

  • Project Sentinel - Project Sentinel provides Tenant/Landlord Assistance and Fair Housing education, counseling, investigation, conciliation, advocacy, and enforcement services at no cost to Redwood City residents. When appropriate, they connect clients with free legal representation. Call toll free 888-324-7468.
  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County -  The Legal Aid Society provides tenant/landlord assistance and helps tenants who are having problems with their landlords. They offer legal counseling, advice, and representation for evictions, disputes over the condition of the premises and illegal acts by landlords. Legal Aid holds weekly housing clinics. Appointments are recommended and tenants may call Legal Aid at 650-517-8911 to set up an appointment. Please see the following link for more information:
  • Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center - Offers mediation services for landlord/tenant and neighbor/neighbor disputes and training for community organizations. Call 650-345-7272 for more information.
  • California Tenants - A Guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities - This helpful guide answers many questions tenants and landlords have regarding rights and responsibilities.
  • NOLO is a website that publishes helpful law articles regarding tenant & landlord issues: Click below to to get more information:

211 Bay Area- Free Community Services Phone Number

  • 211 is a toll-free phone number that can help connect callers with local community services, such as food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, quality child care, senior services, legal assistance and more. This service is free, confidential and multilingual available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just dial 211 from any telephone or visit their website at 211 Bay Area.

County Connects-Linking Health and Human Services To Those In Need

  • Visit the SMC.Connects website to access their database that contains information on health and human services programs and organizations serving San Mateo County residents, including private nonprofit and public (government) agencies that provide direct services to the public.
  • County of San Mateo Human Services Community Handbook available in English and Spanish.

Local Community Centers - Human Services - Other Resources

  • The Fair Oaks Community Center is one of seven "Core Service" agencies throughout San Mateo County providing basic emergency and support services including food, transportation, shelter referrals, housing assistance, client advocacy. The Core Service agencies work in close collaboration with the county Human Service Agency to provide individuals and families much needed support to stabilize the living situations.Services are available in Spanish and English. Fair Oaks is located at 2600 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City 94063. For more information, call 780-7500.

  • City of Redwood City Community Centers
  • Helpful Organizations List