House Sharing in the News

8/9/19

Sacred Heart Annual Backpack Resource Fair

The House Sharing Program took part in the annual Backpack giveaway by Sacred Heart Community Services.
Outreach Coordinator Tanya Hernandez tells abc7 News about the program.

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7/11/19

Success story - rebuilding Together Silicon valley and house sharing Partnership

The House Sharing Program and Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley took part in a media day to share the success of a mutual client.

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4/10/19

Affordable-housing advocates hold forum, explore concept of home sharing in Los Altos

Seeking solutions to a pressing problem, the Los Altos Affordable Housing Working Group hosted the forum “Home Sharing in Los Altos: How It Works and Benefits to Homeowners” last week at the Los Altos main library.

The group touted home sharing as a way to use existing resources to expand opportunities for affordable housing, estimating that there are 13,000 homes in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, many with two or more spare bedrooms.

The April 2 program included the following six panelists, who addressed the need for home sharing and offered home-sharing solutions.

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09/24/18

Catholic Charities and the County of Santa Clara Launch New House Sharing Program

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County recently launched a new House Sharing program with the County of Santa Clara, providing County residents with more affordable housing options. Catholic Charities matches people willing to rent a room in their home with people seeking affordable housing. The agency is the trusted matchmaker to ensure that room providers and renters are screened and compatible.

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09/05/18

Nuevo programa de vivienda asequible en el condado de Santa Clara | New affordable housing program in Santa Clara County

Catholic Charities recently launched a program that connects people who have rooms available in their homes with those who need them, especially for some students.

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08/31/18

Santa Clara County wants you — yes you — to help solve the housing crisis

As traditional affordable housing providers struggle to keep up with demand, leaving many renters unable to find homes near their jobs and schools, Santa Clara County is trying something different — asking its own residents for help.

County officials on Thursday launched a new “house sharing” pilot program that matches property owners who have extra bedrooms with renters in need of affordable housing. The goal is to bring 100 households on board each year for the next two and a half years.

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04/12/18

Santa Clara County Supervisors Approve Funding of Home Sharing Program to operate at Catholic Charities

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04/11/18

New home sharing program comes to Santa Clara County

Bay Area leaders want to promote a new form of housing, without building permits, public hearings and acquisition costs: sharing.

Santa Clara County supervisors last week approved $1.5 million to fund a home-sharing program to address the region’s housing shortage. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County will administer the program.

“This is a tool we could and should be using,” said county supervisor Joe Simitian.

He noted the growing housing crisis in Silicon Valley and the shortage of affordable homes and apartments.  “Let’s do something real and immediate.”

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