The San Mateo housing authority offers a number of programs, including the Affordable Housing Program, the Moving-To-Work program, and the MTW 5-Year Self-Sufficiency program. These programs are geared towards helping citizens of San Mateo county pinpoint their monetary needs and teach them how to live within their means.
The Affordable Housing Program helps people see what they can afford when it comes to housing and then guides them through the application process for the right kind of housing. The Moving-To-Work program subsidizes the rent of working families through a federal grant. The 5-Year Self-Sufficiency program is a longer program that teaches people how to budget, shows them what kind of housing they should use and then helps them practice those skills over the long term.