Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo is a Public Housing Agency in Belmont, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Moving to Work programs. As of September 18th, 2019, Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The San Mateo County, California Moving to Work Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo serves San Mateo County.
|San Mateo County, California Moving to Work Housing Choice Voucher||Open Until Further Notice|
|Redwood City: Mosaic Garden Project-Based Voucher||Closed|
|Other Project-Based Voucher||Closed|
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo (HACSM) Moving-To-Work waiting list is currently open, since at least September, 2018, until further notice.
Please note: The Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo operates the Moving-To-Work program in place of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Moving-To-Work program differs from Section 8 by having a 5-year limit and offering financial and other supportive incentives.
To apply, complete the online application here.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Persons who live, work or have been hired to work in San Mateo County.
Applicants will be selected to be scheduled for an eligibility interview by random lottery. The HACSM will send a notice to the mailing address on record.
The HACSM has stressed that applications will expire after a 12-month inactive period. To stay on the waiting list, applicants must update their information before the expiration date on the Submission Confirmation web page.
For more information, visit the HACSM website here.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via a letter to Housing Authourity of San Mateo, Attn: MTW Pre-Application, 264 Harbor Blvd, #A, Belmont, CA 94002; A fax to the HACSM office at (650) 802-3373; Or an email to https://www.smchousingwaitlist.org/contact .
Last Updated on 03/20/2019.
How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting ListThe status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.
Last Updated on 06/14/2019.
How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List
The Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo (HACSM) Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for all other communities is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
For more information visit the HACSM website.
Last Updated on 06/04/2019.
More information about Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo can be found on its website at http://housing.smcgov.org/. Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo may be available by phone at (650) 802-3300. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
You can check your waiting list status online at https://housing.smcgov.org/webform/waiting-list-status-online-submission.
You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (650) 802-3300.
Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm PT. Closed on Friday
As of 05/02/2018, Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo manages 4,410 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Homeownership||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Moving To Work||Ported Out||VASH|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$1,142||$1,418||$1,676||$1,314||$1,624||$2,086||$1,348|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 8% having issued approximately 542 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $22,216 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 39% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
34% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.
71% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 24% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 35% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
47% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo voucher holders in 2016 was $517 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,366. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $67.
1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.