Housing Statistics

With some of the highest median home prices in the country, San Mateo County is facing an affordable housing crisis. Below you will find information on how the numbers play out in the county, and what "affordable" really means.

Cities' Housing Policies

This chart illustrates the pro-housing policies in place in each city in San Mateo County.


What is "Affordable Housing" in San Mateo County?

A fact sheet on what "affordable" really means in San Mateo County. Developed in 2006, but the concepts are still applicable.


Regional Housing and Transportation Plans - Plan Bay Area

Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)

Association of Bay Area Government's (ABAG) homepage for RHNA

Plan Bay Area - Housing Plans


Why housing is out of reach in San Mateo County

From the publication Out of Reach 2014 by the National Low Income Housing Coalition


American Community Survey for San Mateo County

Population, housing, economic, and geographic data for San Mateo County, as provided by the US Census Bureau.


The State of Foreclosures in San Mateo County

An analysis of foreclosure impact and trends in San Mateo County and the Bay Area, and outcomes of activities and responses to address the foreclosure crisis.  (October, 2011)