‘I can’t sleep’


Holding handmade posters highlighting health concerns, members of the community gathered outside a San Mateo apartment building in support of tenants who say they’re facing steep rent increases despite their homes being infested with cockroaches, bedbugs and mold.

SUPPORT OUR NEIGHBORS AT THIS VIGIL IN SAN MATEO TODAY – $1,000 Rent Increases AND Mold!


A former mayor of Foster City and landlord has handed 16 families in San Mateo with exorbitant rent increases of $1,000, and has ignored complaints of mold and pests.

16 Families Face Exorbitant Rent Increases Amid Cockroach and Bedbug-Infested Conditions in San Mateo


SAN MATEO, CA – Members of the faith community, renters, and local advocates will hold a press conference and prayer vigil to stand up against the extreme rent increases and unsafe living conditions that families at a 17-unit building at 314 East Poplar Ave, are facing.

One San Mateo Candidates’ Forum


Come hear the candidates for the San Mateo City Council answer questions on the vital issue of housing and what San Mateo needs to do to be a fair and inclusive city. THE STAKES ARE HIGH! Held in partnership with FAITH IN ACTION and the WORKING FAMILIES ALLIANCE. When: October 1, starting at 7 p.m. … Continue reading One San Mateo Candidates’ Forum

One San Mateo Kickoff


Join us for food and fellowship at our August 27th kickoff. There will be speakers, activities, and mingling…oh, and food. Did I mention food? This will be an opportunity to help build an organization to reshape San Mateo politics. When: August 27th, 5-7 p.m. Where: The Congregational Church of San Mateo, 225 Tilton Avenue, conveniently … Continue reading One San Mateo Kickoff

City seeks developers for prime downtown lots


The dissolution of redevelopment agencies in California left many cities grasping at straws to hold on to properties that could be used to help squelch the affordable housing crisis. Now, San Mateo is inching closer to leveraging its own land as it considers a range of ideas submitted by 10 interested developers.

The City Council meets in closed session Monday to discuss preliminary proposals for two parcels well-situated near downtown and the Caltrain line that were purchased with former redevelopment agency funds nearly two decades ago. 

Affordable housing and parking are top priorities for the growing city, but balancing demands while working within a limited budget is a challenge officials must ultimately face. With that in mind, the council appealed to the development community for ideas as well as how to finance them.