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Find Affordable Housing

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How to Find Affordable Housing

Following are links to various resources to help locate affordable housing.  

  • Affordable Housing Notification List - If you would like to be notified about opportunities to apply for below market rate/affordable housing units for rent and/or for sale within one of the new developments currently under construction, please email click on Housing to send an email to provide your contact information. You will be notified when the developer begins marketing the affordable units and accepting applications. You will need to submit an application  directly to the property management company of the property you are interested in as the City does not accept applications.
  • SMC Housing Search - is a free resource to help you find a home in San Mateo County that fits your needs and budget.

First Time Homebuyer Information & Workshops

Other Affordable Housing Resources

Non Housing Community Resources

    • Fair Oaks Community Center - 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.

    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.

    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.