From All of the Staff at the Housing Leadership Council,

The Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County condemns the recent surge in violent attacks against elderly Asian Americans across the country. As a housing organization, our work aims to undo the racist policies and sentiments that have made quality affordable homes unattainable for marginalized communities, especially black, Indigenous and people of color. 

It is our duty to support one another and denounce racist rhetoric and actions in our community. We stand in solidarity with the Asian American community.


Welcome our new team member: Ángela Solis

HLC is excited to welcome our new Organizer, Ángela Solis, who will focus on  housing elements in San Mateo County! A San Mateo resident herself, previously Ángela advocated for expanded Medicare and Medi-Cal coverage for underprivileged clients. As an Organizer, she is excited to continue to build toward a more equitable community on intersectional housing issues. Ángela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and hopes to further her higher learning with a PhD in Education later on. Please join us in welcoming Ángela Solis to the team!


Event Proposals Due
in 2 Weeks!

Come be a part of Affordable Housing Month! Submit your event proposals by Monday, March 1, 2021 to Vivian Le at See the Event Proposal Form for more details.


Visit or click here to view submission instructions.

Questions? Interested in becoming a sponsor (check out benefits)?
Contact Vivian Le at


Call for HLC Policy Committee 🤝

Want to help shape housing policy in OUR county? HLC would love to hear from you on how we can best address the housing challenges within the Peninsula.

We’re looking for community members and experts who aim to create more affordable housing for everyone who lives or works in San Mateo County by providing policy recommendations to the HLC Board.

If you’re interested and would like to learn more, please contact Ken at!


🏡 Housing and Community Development Committee Public Hearing

The Housing and Community Development Committee (HCDC) Virtual Public Hearing on our FY 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 10AM.


📚 Affordable Housing
Informational Session

Please “lend” us your ears on Thursday, March 18, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm and “trade” your time for a lesson on affordable housing finance! Andrea Osgood of Eden Housing, Carlos Castellanos of Alta Housing,  and others will be throwing in their “two cents.” Space is still available. Let us know your “interest” by registering.


📣 Affordable Housing Opportunities

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HIP Housing’s affordable housing waitlist is open! Deadline to apply is Feb. 26th at 9am For more information please see the following link. Click here on how to apply.


Hallmark House Apartments' affordable housing waitlist is now open in Redwood City! Deadline to apply is March 1st. For more info click the following link.



885 Woodside Rd. has a one-bedroom, below market rate unit available on March 8, 2021 in Redwood City. The unit is available to households earning up to 120% of area median income. The rent is $2,099 and the first four weeks are free.
To apply, contact Joshua Froomin, Community Manager, at (650) 365-0885 or For more information, visit


Black History Month: Constance Baker Motley

February is Black History Month. In honor of Black History Month, we want to continue to celebrate black excellence and highlight black heroes. Constance Baker Motley was the first black woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court. She was also the first Black woman to serve in the New York State Senate. Motley became a lead trial attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and began arguing desegregation and fair housing cases across the country. She represented Black plaintiffs in public housing cases across the country, she wrote the legal brief for the landmark school desegregation case Brown VS. Board of Education and eventually became the first Black woman appointed to the federal judiciary. Throughout Motley’s life she used her legal experience to represent everyone from Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Riders, civil rights protestors and won 9 out of 10 cases before the Supreme Court. To read more about her incredible legacy, click here.

For a daily dose of black excellence, you can also read this ongoing CNN article updated daily.


🎤 Call for Speakers & Moderators for
Silicon Valley Bike Coalition's Summit 2021 🚲

We love our partners at Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition! They are seeking proposals and speakers for their 11th Annual SVBC Bike Summit! It’s a conference intended to educate the community on key issues related to bicycling in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties as well as bring together people working in this field. Check out more information here.


✨Endorsed ✨
Willow Village in Menlo Park

The Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County has endorsed 1729 homes (261 affordable) through the Willow Village development in Menlo Park! This proposal has the opportunity to create needed homes for Menlo Park’s existing residents, while also providing a variety of needed community benefits like a grocery store, open space, a pharmacy and much more. To find out more about this proposal you can click here.

If you would like to support the proposal, if you have questions, or would like to know why we support Willow Village, we’re happy to hear you at


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