The City of Menlo Park's Housing and Redevelopment Department was eliminated when the State of California dissolved redevelopment agencies in January 2012. The City of Menlo Park continues to provide the Below Market Rate housing program by contracting with Hello Housing for program administration.

Hello Housing is a nonprofit organization located in San Francisco that develops affordable housing and services for under-served communities. Hello Housing offers a variety of housing development, management, and administration services to help local governments achieve their housing goals.

Hello Housing oversees the Below Market Rate housing program and serves as the point of contact for information if you have questions, your existing purchase assistance loan, emergency repair loan or rehabilitation loan.

Program administration

  1. Jennifer Duffy
    Hello Housing, LLC
    Financial Services Administrator

  1. Hello Housing
    1242 Market St., 3 Fl
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Hello Housing website

Lenders familiar with the City's Below Market Rate housing program

  1. Bank of America
    Janet Velez
    1001 Page Mill Road, Bldg 3
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Office: 650-846-4749
    Cell: 415-717-0042
  2. Boston Private 
    Josie Ramirez
    433 California St
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Cell: 415-752-5626
  1. Meriwest Mortgage Company, LLC
    Curtis Linville
    5615 Chesbro Ave., Suite 110
    San Jose, CA 95123
    Office: 408-363-3460
  2. PNC Mortgage, a Division of PNC Bank, N.A.
    Jodi Fischer
    1202 Grant Ave., Suite B2
    Novato, CA 94945
    Office: 415-897-9103