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Housing resource in San Mateo County - HIP Housing

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Alie Sobczak, HIP Housing

HIP Housing, a nonprofit organization with over 40 years of housing experience, is reaching out to the community to promote its Home Sharing program. The Home Sharing program matches persons who have a room to rent in their home with people who are seeking housing. Clients must live, work or go to school in San Mateo County in order to participate. HIP Housing helps to connect people in living arrangements whereby a home seeker pays rent or exchanges help with cooking, cleaning and other household duties for reduced rent. There is no fee to participate. Home Sharing benefits the community by reducing housing costs for all and providing an affordable housing arrangement in one of the most expensive areas of the Country.
HIP Housing’s Home Sharing program:
  • Interviews prospective housemates and completes applications
  • Requests 3 references, proof of income and identification of clients
  • Checks local criminal history background & National Sex Offender database
  • Provides resources on what questions to ask of prospective housemates during interviews
  • Assists housemates in completing a Living Together Agreement
  • Provides mediation and follow up support to housemates
  • Offers a home sharing program free of charge.

With funding from San Mateo County, a one-time $250 incentive is provided to persons who rent a room to someone in our program 90 days after they move in. Now is the time to put that extra room in your home to good use! Earn extra monthly income as well as a $250 incentive! 

If you or someone you know would like to find a housemate to help reduce housing or utility costs or to provide some assistance in the home, please contact Laura Fanucchi at 650-348-6660 x 303 or to schedule a convenient time to complete an application at one of our four San Mateo County offices.

Housing resource in San Mateo County