During these extreme times, there is enormous strain on every aspect of the social safety net. There is simply not enough help for everyone who might need it. And while we may wish to heal the world, we find ourselves more immobile than ever. It is precisely this sense of helplessness from which we must struggle to liberate ourselves.
KUDOS TO ALL! One San Mateo’s “Stock the Cupboards” campaign closed last evening with donations of $7,225, which included $2,000 in matching funds contributed by members of One San Mateo. This outcome far exceeded the original goal of raising $5,000 to support our undocumented neighbors who, in this COVID moment, are struggling just to put food on the table. A tremendous thank you to all who responded with such speed and generosity to make this campaign an overwhelming success!
Our “Stock the Cupboards – Abastecer los Armarios” campaign is coming to an end midnight Sunday. So this weekend is your last chance to donate to our effort to help feed the undocumented families of San Mateo. Thanks to the generous support from numerous individual donors, we’re within grasping distance of our goal. Let’s have one last final push to propel the campaign across the finish line!
If the Peninsula Health Care District proceeds with its current plans for the redevelopment of the old Peninsula Hospital site, the community will have lost out on a unique opportunity to extract as much affordability as we might have. Of the 475 senior homes planned, 184 — approximately 39% — are to be designated as “affordable.” However, these affordable units are becoming less and less affordable by the day.
A continuación ofrecemos un resumen de los recursos disponibles para las personas que han sido impactadas económicamente por COVID-19, poniendo hincapié en aquellos recursos que pudieran ser de mayor utilidad para los inquilinos del Condado de San Mateo. Esta no es una lista completa y la disponibilidad de los recursos cambia con frecuencia. ¡Haremos lo posible por mantener esta lista al día! Para informes adicionales, favor de consultar también la página web del Condado de San Mateo dedicada a COVID-19.
The following is an overview of the resources available for those who are facing economic impacts from COVID-19, with a focus on those most relevant for renters in San Mateo County. This isn’t a complete list, and the availability of resources changes frequently. We’ll do our best to keep this updated! Please also check San Mateo County’s COVID-19 website for additional updates.