Affordable Housing Initiative


As housing in the Bay Area continues to be an acute challenge, HIF recognizes the need to support working families that educate our children and provide services to the community. Many families earn too much to qualify for assistance but not enough to be stably housed.

Through our extensive network of landlords and property management companies, HIF matches qualified applicants living in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (particularly those in the education, non-profit and other community-based sectors) who fall in the 50-80% of Average Median Income (AMI) to affordable housing at up to 50% below market rates for up to three years. Households that are close to this range, will be considered depending on circumstances and their overall financial picture (click here for program guidelines).

Apply for AHI

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Review our AHI Guidelines and if you qualify, submit an online Application.

For questions and inquires contact HIF at (650) 437-2980.

While there are an estimated 150,000 homeless people statewide, there are 300,000 people in the Bay Area alone with $400 or less to cope with a financial emergency and are on the verge of homelessness.

– Department of Housing & Urban Development, 2019

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Featured Stories

Alan’s Story

“I was fortunate enough to receive assistance from HIF for two years, which made it possible for me to afford stable housing and pay off my school loans. At the beginning of the global pandemic, my partner Thao became unemployed and HIF provided the opportunity for her to have a roof over her head as [...]

Janelle’s Story

“I wanted to share my story about how I became a recipient of HIF and how it has impacted my life immensely. In order to really understand the impact, I believe it is important to take a step back. I would say things really changed for me in 2010 when I went through a very [...]

Rosemary’s Story

HIF believes that our teachers, social workers, health care professionals and first responders should be able to live and thrive in the communities they serve. We connect these essential workers to affordable units, saving families on average $14,000 a year on rent. “This means everything to me, to be able to have a place to [...]

Michael & Taylor’s Story

My wife and I have been living in the Bay Area since I got out of the Marine Corps at the end of 2017. Since then, we have been living with family in the parsonage of the church my father is a pastor at. He and my mother are looking to move soon, and my [...]