Home Match

San Francisco
Building community one home at a time

Home Match San Francisco helps people with extra rooms in their homes connect with home seekers who need an affordable place to live, creating a win-win situation.

Homeowners or renters with available rooms to rent out benefit from extra income or help with chores such as grocery shopping, pet care, or transportation. Home seekers who live, work, or study in San Francisco benefit from affordable rent and an established community. Both benefit from companionship.

Home Match is based on a national model and connects people based on lifestyle, personal preferences, and interests to insure compatibility. Our staff screen applicants through interviews, background checks, and home visits, and help potential matches design a comprehensive Living Together Agreement. And we continue to work with you, even after the match is made, offering on-going support.

Home providers (participants offering a room to rent) need to be able to provide the following:

  • Proof of property ownership or affirmation of permission to sublet
  • Identification and three references

Home seekers need to be able to provide the following:

  • Show that you live, work, or attend school in San Francisco
  • Document that your gross income does not exceed $100,000 annually (based on 90% of Area Median Income)
  • Identification and three references

Home Match San Francisco is a joint program of Covia and Sequoia Living, two Bay Area nonprofit providers of housing and services, with funding from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at info@homematchsf.org or call us at 415.351.1000.

For homeowners or renters providing a room, click here to download the Home Provider Application Packet.

For people seeking housing, click to download the Home Seeker Application Packet. Please note that signatures must be handwritten or digitally drawn, and not typed. Once the application is completed, please contact us for instructions on submitting the application and scheduling an appointment. 

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881 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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