Higher prices squeezing both renters, would-be homeowners


A diminished supply of available homes is swelling prices in large U.S. metro areas from New York to Miami to Los Angeles, squeezing out would-be buyers and pushing up rents as more people are forced to remain tenants. – See more.

The Project


The San Mateo Housing Stories Project is an ongoing project of One San Mateo. Far too often, those affected most by changes in our communities are those who have the least voice in the matter. They lack a voice in the media, and they lack a voice in politics, one feeding the other in a … Continue reading The Project

OP-ED: New downtown plan — why now?


San Mateo is in the midst of a three-year community engagement process that will result in a revised Downtown Specific Plan. Why now? The current Downtown Plan, adopted in 2009, addresses all the desires repeatedly expressed by the community and charts a long-term course for managed growth, housing and office development, protection of the historic core and provision of pedestrian enhancements. Yet, there are forces at play that wish to remake the downtown.

Many in San Mateo County priced, pushed out of affordable housing


Many low-income San Mateo County tenants have been priced out of their neighborhoods and driven to homes much farther away, leaving them with fewer job options and health services, longer commutes and greater environmental and safety concerns, according to a new study. – See more.