Applications must meet the following criteria:
Applicants must currently be living in San Mateo or Santa Clara County.
Documents must demonstrate a need due to unforeseen circumstances.
Household Budget must demonstrate that HIF is used as a “last resort” when all funding sources have been exhausted (including current earned & unearned income, savings, family support, etc.
Grants may be used for rent, security deposit or utilities only. (Other urgent financial needs will be assessed directly with HIF staff.)
Applicants must complete the online application with all of the requested information, signatures and the requested documents attached.
Incomplete applications will be denied
Applications will be prioritized for approval based on the following:
Past due rent
Rent due date
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
HIF does not pay the funds directly to the applicant--requested funding can only be processed to the landlord/property management or utility company.
For individual and privately owned properties: Due to the increased volume of fraud attempts and the lack of County resources to verify this information, HIF will be restricting funding to these types of applications.
Applications where landlords are able to provide documents verifying property ownership will be considered on a case by case basis.
If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact email@example.com for more information PRIOR to completing the form