City of San Rafael Housing Resources
We are committed to Housing and Homelessness, one of the San Rafael City Council's policy focus areas.
The Bay Area is struggling to add new inventory to make up for housing shortages. Strict zoning regulations, in combination with building restrictions, have made it difficult to construct housing. The rapid economic growth, due in part to the booming tech industry, has created thousands of new jobs in the Bay Area. However, the resultant high demand for housing, in conjunction with the lack of supply of adequate housing, has created exponential increases in rents and house prices.