HIP Housing’s Mission is to invest in human potential by improving the housing and lives of people in our community. HIP Housing enables people with special needs, either from income or circumstance, to live independent, self-sufficient lives in decent, safe, low-cost homes.
To achieve our mission, HIP Housing provides Home Sharing, Self-Sufficiency, and Property Development.
40-plus Years of Commitment to San Mateo County
For more than 40 years, HIP Housing has demonstrated its strong commitment to helping people in San Mateo County to live better, more independent lives. HIP Housing is uniquely knowledgeable about San Mateo County, and uses that expertise to further its affordable housing and human potential mission on behalf of families and individuals in need.
Our Home Sharing Program helps match individuals seeking housing with people who have a room or Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to rent.
May 2021 Room Shares
Home Sharing Program – Housing Offered
Your spare room can change a life. Rent it with HIP Housing.
HIP Housing is a non-profit, affordable housing organization in San Mateo County.
Do you have a spare room in your home or an ADU* for rent?
Contact HIP Housing at 650-348-6660.
Unfurnished bedroom available in San Bruno Home. The home is located in tranquil neighborhood, west of the El Camino Real. Public Transportation is within walking distance, other conveniences are nearby. The owner is requesting $950- per month plus Security Deposit, utilities are included in the rent, non-smokers please.
Beautiful home in quiet location located near the Beach in El Granada. The bedroom can be furnished or unfurnished, gets lots of sunshine, modern kitchen, washer/dryer in the home, must like pets as dog and cat are in the home. Public transportation is nearby, outside smoker OK. The owner is requesting $1300- plus a security deposit.
Large, beautiful home with an ocean view in Pacifica. The room is spacious, has a private bathroom and can come furnished or unfurnished. The home is located in a safe neighborhood with great street parking available. Public transportation and recreational areas are nearby. The owner is requesting $1300- per month plus a security deposit. Non smoker, no pets please.
Cozy Furnished in-law with separate entry and private bathroom in San Mateo. The home is located in a quiet North Central neighborhood, close to public transportation and park. Downtown San Mateo, Restaurants, and Grocery stores are nearby, Highways 101 and 92 are less than 10 minutes away. The owner is requesting $1100- per month, plus a security deposit, utilities are included in the rent, non-smoker, please.
Unfurnished Bedroom with private bathroom in San Mateo Condo Complex. There is a patio with a beautiful view of San Mateo Hills. The complex is within walking distance to CSM and public transportation. The unit is equipped with an in unit laundry facility. There is a detached one-car garage plus an assigned parking space, close to the unit. There is a heated community swimming pool. This is an extremely quiet and safe neighborhood with very little foot traffic. The complex has easy access to three freeways, 92, 280, and 101. Perfect commute to SFO airport, San Francisco, and South Bay. The owner is requesting $1200- per month plus a security deposit.
Large in-law unit with separate entry, private bath and full kitchenette available in beautiful San Mateo home. The in-law unit comes unfurnished, and gets a lot of sunshine, there is ample street parking available. Public transportation is within walking distance, grocery stores, and recreational areas are nearby. Highways 101 and 280 are within close proximity. The owner is requesting $1650- plus a security deposit. Non-smoker, a person with a cat would be allowed.
Bedroom in quiet Redwood City home available. The room can come either furnished or unfurnished, there is a washer/dryer available for use in the home. Public Transportation is within walking distance and downtown Redwood City & Highway 101 are nearby. The owner is requesting $1100- plus Security Deposit, non-smoker, please.
Large bedroom with private bathroom available west of El Camino Real in Redwood City. The bedroom comes either furnished or unfurnished. This is a great neighborhood and is within walking distance to local parks and Public Transportation. Downtown Redwood City and other conveniences are nearby. The Home Provider is requesting $1200- per month plus Security Deposit.
Types of Home Sharing
- A Home Provider is matched with a Home Seeker who pays rent
- A Home Provider is matched with a Home Seeker who exchanges household duties for reduced rent
Types of Residences
Most of HIP Housing’s Home Providers have a room to rent in their residence (e.g., home, apartment) and some have an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU).
ADUs, also called granny flats, in-law units, or backyard cottages, are small living units that share a lot with single family home.
Home Sharing works because it’s
- A practical solution to our housing challenges
- Helpful to people from all walks of life to find or remain in homes
- An efficient use of existing housing
- Keeping San Mateo County residents and workers local
How to Participate:
- Home Seekers must live, work, or attend school in San Mateo County.
- Home Providers must reside in San Mateo County.
If you have questions, or would like to make an appointment, click on the Inquiry Form button below or call us at 650-348-6660.
Home Sharing Services and Benefits include:
- Interviewing and screening applicants
- Personal Housing Coordinator
- Background search
- Facilitation of Living Together Agreement
- Referrals to community resources
- Follow up support