New San Mateo County Information and Referral Service

In 2001, the County of San Mateo created a Landlord and Tenant Information and Referral Collaborative. It was a partnership of nonprofit and public entities which operated cooperatively to provide a range of services addressing landlord and tenant concerns and issues in San Mateo County. In an effort to address the community’s need for timely, accurate, and accessible information about landlord/tenant issues and concerns, the Department of Housing received Measure A funding from the County of San Mateo to re-ignite services related to landlord and tenant information.

Project Sentinel has been selected as the vendor to provide this service to landlords and/or tenants in the County of San Mateo, who will now be able to ask questions and review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other information on their rights and responsibilities.

You can contact Project Sentinel at:

Toll Free Phone Number:  (888) 324-7468
TTY/TDD:                         (800) 735-2929
Phone Number:                (650) 399-2149
Fax Number:                    (650) 321-4173

Our HUD Housing Counseling Department Has Moved

As of March, 2016 our HUD Housing Counseling Department (HHC) has moved to a new office location in Milpitas. Their new address is: The Sobrato Center, 554 Valley Way, Bldg. 4, Milpitas, CA 95053. They were previously based out of our headquarters office in Santa Clara and will now be providing all of their department-related services out of the new office location. Please be aware that if you would like to drop off your intake packet, that it would need to be taken to the new office in Milpitas.

The HHC department provides services such as putting on First Time Home Buyer Classes, Pre-Purchase, Post-Purchase & Reverse Mortgage Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention, Mortgage Delinquency & Default Counseling as well as assistance with applying for the Keep Your Home California Program.


Project Sentinel Files Housing Discrimination Complaint against Salinas Real Estate Company

Project Sentinel’s Fair Housing Center has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development against a large property management and real estate firm in Salinas. The company is accused of discriminating against families with children by limiting occupancy to less than two people per bedroom.

To learn more about the complaint, read the press release here.



  1. First Time Home Buyer Class – October 22 (Class Closed)

    October 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. First Time Home Buyer Class – November 5

    November 5 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. First Time Home Buyer Class – November 19

    November 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. First Time Home Buyer Class in SPANISH – Nov 19

    November 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. First Time Home Buyer Class – December 3

    December 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  6. First Time Home Buyer Class – December 17

    December 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm




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