San Mateo County Emergency Eviction Moratorium Frequently Asked Questions


On March 24, 2020, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously enacted an emergency eviction moratorium to temporarily protect tenants from being displaced from their homes during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.  The emergency eviction moratorium protects eligible tenants against COVID-19 related nonpayment of rent and no-fault evictions.  Please read these FAQs for more detailed information on the emergency eviction moratorium, who is protected, and how eligible tenants should make delayed payments in accordance with the law. 

A Helpful Notice to All Renters


We would like to let all renters know that, in response to the tremendous impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, rental assistance has been made available for the months of March & April by the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. You can apply for that assistance by calling and leaving a message at (650) 517 – 8939.

Likewise, you can reach out to your local Core Agencies for rental and other assistance at the following link:

https://hsa.smcgov.org/emergency-safety-net-assistance-core-service-agencies

We wish you all the best during these trying times.

A Letter From Faith in Action About What We Can All Do to Help During the COVID-19 Outbreak


Dear Friends,

This week, the reality of the worldwide health crisis is hitting home for all of us in San Mateo County. As faith leaders across many traditions, we share the fundamental truth that our values are built on the foundation of the interdependence of all human beings––a truth that is becoming clear right now in painful ways.

[EVENT] The Color of Law: The Hidden History Shaping Our Communities Today


Today, housing discrimination based on race or ethnicity is against the law. In recent history, it was required.

Please join us for a riveting presentation by Richard Rothstein—renowned author of The Color of Law and Thurgood Marshall Fellow of the NAACP—as he explores how federal, state, and local governments systematically and intentionally imposed residential segregation in American cities from Boston to San Francisco. The hidden history of this officially sanctioned and mandated discrimination in housing has direct implications for how we address the racial and other divisions pulling at our communities today.