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This program connects community members seeking housing with older adults who have extra space in their homes. Each match is personalized with the process overseen by program staff—at no cost to participants. Home Match benefits everyone. It decreases isolation, provides housing security, and above all, builds community.

If you have a room to spare in your home, consider opening your doors to provide an affordable option for someone facing today’s challenging housing market. Home Match is also an opportunity for you to earn additional income and gain more security, and the extra perk is the social connection you’ll both make.

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Commonality. Companionship. Community.

Watch homemates discuss how Home Match brought them together, in a friendship that could not have happened any other way.

Home Match roommates relax at home together

Home Match can help you find an affordable home in a supportive community—but the added
benefit is it enables older adults to age in place, in the home they love. Creating connection has a lot of upside!

Home Match reshapes today’s housing dynamics. By connecting people with a spare room or Accessible Dwelling Unit (ADU) to those looking for a space to live, we help both parties find the ideal fit. Shared spaces evolve into lively communities and the cost of living is more reasonable for all involved. This is the way to stay.

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Home Match partners sit on couch smiling

Home-sharing isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition, and our support staff goes to great lengths to make the perfect match every time. We think we’ve got it down to a science, but don’t take our word for it—here are some special people whose stories will inspire you.

Senior Director, Home Match / Market Day

With over three decades of experience in managing, streamlining, and enhancing the operations of enterprises, Sheila excels at identifying complex issues and creating innovative solutions that drive organizational performance. Leaving the corporate world, Sheila joined Front Porch to fulfill her passion for serving older adults. As Senior Director of Home Match and Market Day she has been able to blend her passion and expertise to help combat food insecurity and the severe housing crisis in California. Sheila loves working collaboratively with teams to bring visions into fruition. Outside of work, she enjoys the outdoors, reading and spending quality time with family, especially her grandchildren!

Director of Strategy

Luke completed his BA in International Relations at San Francisco State University and his MA in Human Geography at the University of British Columbia where he also taught as a Sessional Lecturer and advanced to candidacy in the Human Geography PhD program conducting research on the history of cities and critical pedagogy. Luke’s participatory research into health and wellbeing in urban communities led him to transition from his university career into non-profit community work with organizations in Vancouver, BC, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Luke brings a deep understanding of the history of cities and urban planning to bear in developing creative solutions for contemporary urban issues like housing shortages and environmental degradation. Outside of work Luke carries on his passion for philosophy and poetry in conversation with the liminal spaces between natural and urban landscapes.

Program Director, Home Match Marin

Lucie received a BA in International Relations from San Francisco State University and a Master of International Forestry with a focus on community forest management from the University of British Columbia. She has 14 years of experience working for non-profits in diverse environments, and a passion for engaging with the public via varied mediums. Though Lucie’s studies and career have been diverse, they have all been grounded in service to and strengthening of communities. In her down time Lucie enjoys walking in the woods, spending quality time with friends, and exploring philosophy across disciplines.

Languages: English, German

Program Director, San Francisco

Nan has a BA in history from UC Berkeley and a MA and PhD in American Studies from Brown University. She has worked for many years as a professor, most recently at San Francisco State University. Her research interests range from the history of San Francisco’s LGBTQ communities to the impact of San Francisco’s tourism economy on gentrification and neighborhood development. Nan has also been involved in the local and national preservation of LGBTQ historical sites through various planning and preservation agencies and nonprofit leadership through multiple terms served on the board of the GLBT Historical Society. She is a thoughtful and experienced leader who has been engaged with the history and practice of San Francisco’s neighborhood politics for decades. She brings to Front Porch and Home Match a deep desire to support the housing security and economic stability of San Francisco’s aging populations, particularly those who have contributed to the art and culture of the city’ rapidly changing neighborhood communities.

Associate Director, Alameda

Originally from Oakland, Rachel lived in Los Angeles working in the music industry, from being a personal artist manager, to record label owner, to VP at Disney, launching their pop label Hollywood Records. After 25 years, she felt a new calling in life: working with seniors. First, she was a Program Director at Rebuilding Together Oakland, then for St. Vincent DePaul, and on to Director of Acting Living and Transportation at Lake Park Senior Community. Finally, she has landed at Home Match! She recently moved to San Leandro, and likes spending her time on long walks with her dogs, and considers herself a voracious reader and experiential cook.

Associate Director, Contra Costa

Logan completed her BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University and her MBA in Organizational Leadership from University of California-Davis. She has over 10 years of experience working with diverse populations through social work and non-profits. Logan finds motivation and drive through the ability to help individuals in the county she grew up in—Contra Costa County. In her free time Logan enjoys spending time with her two dogs and her family as well as doing anything creative from crafts to singing.

Languages: English, Spanish

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Home Match benefits everyone. It decreases isolation, provides housing security, and above all, builds community.

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