The San Mateo County Home Sharing Program, operated by nonprofit HIP Housing, lends a hand in the sometimes stressful task of finding a place to live, or finding a roommate to help pay your expenses.
There is no cost to participate in the program.
Both sides answer an extensive list of questions aimed to create a good match. Home Sharing arrangements sometimes extend for several years, with the average match lasting about a year-and-a-half.
Here are current examples of matches waiting to be made:
San Bruno: Three bedroom, 2.5 bath house to share. Room is unfurnished and will rent for $800 which includes utilities. Seeking a clean and quiet housemate to share the home. Home is near transportation.
Senior male seeking housing in the Daly City to Millbrae area. He just returned from being overseas and is currently staying with family. He is a computer professional, very neat, responsible, professional. Seeking a cheerful housemate who is independent. He is a nonsmoker but is willing to live with someone who smokes outside. Pets are ok. Room can be furnished or unfurnished. He hopes to rent a room in the $600 price range.
More information is on the San Mateo County Department of Housing website.
About HIP Housing
HIP Housing is a nonprofit organization that has, since 1972, provided free home sharing services in San Mateo County.