HIP Housing - Room Sharing San Mateo County CA - Partial List - February 2020



Article Source:  HIP Housing of San Mateo County CA

Greetings and Happy New Year!

 Twenty-three persons found a home sharing arrangement through the program since the start of the New Year!  One spare room can change two lives...


Please find the Home Sharing flyers for the month of February 2020.


Laura Fanucchi
Associate Executive Director
650.348.6660 ext. 303

Frequently Asked Questions About The Home Sharing Program

1.                How does home sharing work?

HIP Housing is a nonprofit organization which since 1972 has been connecting Home owners or renters (Home Providers) who have a residence with one or more bedrooms, with persons seeking housing (Home Seekers) to pay rent or exchange activities for reduced rent. HIP Housing’s Home Sharing program is not a short-term vacation rental type program.

Home Providers must live in San Mateo County. Persons seeking housing must either live, work or attend school in San Mateo County or have a housing voucher for San Mateo County. In this housing market, rents in the Home Sharing Program typically range from $750 on up with occasional lower rents. Some rents include utilities and others pay a portion. Reduced Rent Exchanges involve non-medical care such as helping with meals, shopping, cleaning, companionship and doing errands. There are generally more rent exchanges than reduced rent exchanges. Each person has their own space and share common areas. Sometimes clients share a one bedroom unit with one person taking the living room space and the other taking the bedroom. After clients are interviewed by a HIP Housing coordinator, clients are given referrals and contact potential housemates on their own using a guide provided by the agency. HIP Housing’s Home Sharing Coordinators help complete Living Together Agreements between housemates and provide follow-up support.

2.                What are the benefits of Home Sharing?

Whether a home provider or home seeker, one of the reasons persons decide to home share is because they find it difficult to afford housing costs on their own. For those hoping to find an affordable or low-income housing unit, they may encounter long or closed waiting lists. The reality of getting low-income housing within a short period of time isn’t likely. That’s why home sharing can be a unique housing option. Some clients home share until they are able to find subsidized or low-income housing while others choose home sharing as a way to keep their housing costs affordable on a long-term basis.

For home providers, with someone else living in the home they are able to continue living in their own home and neighborhood. Additional benefits of home sharing allow home providers to save money, put the extra income toward other personal or housing expenses, experience a sense of security, enjoy companionship and maintain independence.

With market rents unattainable for many, home sharing gives home seekers an affordable room in a home atmosphere. Many home sharers receive mutual benefits of companionship and security, the opportunity to help the home provider and being able to save money, reduce debt and keep housing & utility costs affordable.

3.                What type of client applies to the home sharing program?

HIP Housing interviews clients of all walks of life including those who are working, seniors, single parents, persons with disabilities, persons exiting from a shelter, students and others who receive benefits such as unemployment, TANF, retirement or disability income.

4.                What information do we need from the person applying for home sharing?

Applicants are asked to provide proof of ID, names and phone numbers of three persons they would like to use as a reference (preferably employment, residence and personal) and proof of their income. Income information is confidential and used only for statistical purposes. If you are seeking housing, you will be required to provide a current or former landlord or housemate as a reference. Provided the information is available, HIP Housing will conduct a criminal background search through Superior Court databases and a National Sex Offender database check. Information obtained may disqualify someone from the program or may require disclosure on the application and to potential housemates.

5.                How long does it take to place someone in home sharing?

Clients are encouraged to keep in regular contact with their home sharing coordinator to receive referrals of potential housemates and then to follow-up with the referrals given by returning calls and making appointments to see potential housemates. The number of referrals given to clients of potential housemates depends on a number of factors: family size seeking housing, amount of rent charged/able to pay, location, pets, smoking and other personal preferences. HIP Housing’s staff will work with clients for the duration of the time they are searching for a housemate whether the client finds a placement through our agency or something on their own. HIP Housing cannot guarantee a housemate placement.


Home Sharing Program Housing Offered

HIP Housing is a non-profit, affordable housing organization in San Mateo County.

Do you have a room to rent in your home? Contact HIP Housing at 650-348-6660. One room can change Two lives...

Examples of a partial list of rooms as of February 2020

Brisbane: One bedroom available in a 3BR/2BA house. Rent is $1200/month, with a $1000 deposit. Room can be furnished or unfurnished, has a separate entrance, private bath, & laundry access. Home has lovely views of the bay. No smoking but pets are ok, as long as it is a dog & it gets along with their dog. Homeowner is seeking a housemate who is positive & mature. Homeowner enjoys art, photography, & teaching.

Daly City: One bedroom available in a 4BR/2BA house. Rent is $1000/month, with a $1000 deposit. Room can be furnished or unfurnished, & has shared utilities, laundry access, & a separate entrance. Home is located in a quiet neighborhood, near the beach, & has a nice backyard. No smoking or pets. Seeking a housemate who is clean & respectful. Homeowner enjoys socializing & gardening.

East Palo Alto: One bedroom available in a 3BR/1.5BA house. Rent is $1100/month, with a $600 deposit. Room can be furnished or unfurnished. Home is located in a quiet neighborhood & the room has been recently remodeled. No smoking or pets, provider has two small dogs. Seeking a housemate who is clean, trustworthy, & respectful. Homeowner enjoys relaxing on the weekends.

Foster City: One bedroom available in a 3BR/2.5BA townhouse. Rent is $1200/month, with a $500 deposit. Room is furnished & has laundry access. Home is located in a safe neighborhood near public transportation & shopping. No smoking or pets. Seeking a housemate who is responsible, respectful, & communicative. Homeowner enjoys knitting, Tai Chi, & spending time with family & friends.

Moss Beach: One bedroom available in a 5BR/3.5BA house. Rent is $1000/month, with a $500 deposit. Room can be furnished or unfurnished, has a private entrance, a private bath, & shared utilities. Home is located in a quiet neighborhood near public transportation & the beach. No smoking or pets, provider has a dog. Seeking a housemate who is quiet.

Moss Beach: One bedroom available in a 2BR/1BA condo. Rent is $1000/month, with a $1000 deposit. Room can be furnished or unfurnished & has shared utilities & laundry access. Home is located in a quiet neighborhood near the beach & public transportation. No smoking, but pets are fine, dogs only. Seeking a housemate who is clean, respectful, & quiet. Homeowner volunteers, & enjoys gardening.

Redwood City: One bedroom available in a 3BR/2BA house. Rent is $1000/month, with a $500 deposit. Room is unfurnished & has shared utilities & laundry access. Home is located mid-peninsula & has a good-sized backyard. No smoking or pets. Seeking a housemate who is neat, responsible, & mature. Homeowner enjoys dining out, shopping, & visiting with family.

San Bruno: One bedroom available in a 1BR/1BA apartment. Rent is $900/month, with a $400 deposit. Room is furnished & has laundry access. Home is located in a quiet neighborhood close to transportation & downtown. No smoking or pets, but Home Provider has a dog & smokes outside. Seeking a housemate who is helpful.

San Mateo: One bedroom available in a 3BR/2BA house. Rent is $700/month, with a $700 deposit. Room can be furnished or unfurnished & has laundry access. Home has beautiful views. No smoking or pets, but the Home Provider has three dogs. Seeking a housemate who is independent & likes dogs. Homeowner enjoys walking her dogs, tennis, & reading.



Home Sharing Program Persons Seeking

HIP Housing is a non-profit, affordable housing organization in San Mateo County.
If you are seeking a housemate, this is a partial list of persons

seeking housing as of February 2020

Please contact HIP Housing at 650-348-6660 for more information

 
Male seeking housing from Daly City to Burlingame. He can pay up to $1200 & needs an unfurnished room. Outside smoking & pets are fine except cats. His ideal Homeshare is with someone quiet & respectful. During his free time he enjoys watching soccer & movies & listening to music.

Male seeking housing from Burlingame to Menlo Park. He can pay up to $1100 & needs an unfurnished room. No smoking or pets. His ideal Homeshare is with someone kind & polite with good values. During his free time he works or studies.

Female seeking housing from Millbrae to Menlo Park. She can pay up to $1000 & needs an unfurnished room. No smoking but pets are fine, if there is only one, as she is allergic. Her ideal Homeshare is with someone clean, friendly, & kind. During her free time she enjoys reading, painting, & outdoor activities.

Female seeking housing from Burlingame to Menlo Park. She can pay up to $1700 & needs an unfurnished room. No smoking but pets are fine. During her free time she enjoys exercising, church, & volunteering.

Male seeking housing from Brisbane to Foster City. He can pay up to $500 & the room can be furnished or unfurnished. No smoking but pets are fine. His ideal Homeshare is with someone neat, reasonable, & respectful of his privacy. During his free time he exercises and volunteers.

Female seeking housing from San Bruno to East Palo Alto. She can pay up to $900 & the room can be furnished or unfurnished. No smoking or pets. Her ideal Homeshare is with someone clean & friendly. During her free time she enjoys hiking & socializing with friends.

Female seeking housing on the coast from Daly City to Half Moon Bay. She can pay up to $1000 & the room can be furnished or unfurnished. No smoking but pets are fine. Her ideal Homeshare is with someone easy going, kind, & respectful of her privacy. During her free time she enjoys painting, making art, & socializing with friends.

Female seeking housing from Burlingame to Menlo Park. She can pay up to $1000 & the room can be furnished or unfurnished. No smoking but pets are fine. Her ideal Homeshare is with someone easy going, respectful, & clean. She enjoys reading, watching movies, & going to the park.

Female seeking housing from San Carlos to Menlo Park. She can pay up to $1300 & the room can be furnished or unfurnished. No smoking but pets are fine for except dogs. She enjoys spending free time with her family.

Female seeking housing from Brisbane to Millbrae. She can pay up to $1500 & the room needs to be unfurnished. No smoking or pets. Her ideal Homeshare is with someone who is clean, quiet, & respectful of her privacy.

Female seeking housing on the Coast and in the North County. She can pay up to $800 for an unfurnished room. Pets and an outside smoker is ok. Enjoys spending time hiking, volunteering, and with her family.



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