City of San Carlos - Available Rooms


HIP (Human Investment Project) Housing - Available Rooms

HIP Housing is a non-profit organization that provides a place to call home to persons in San Mateo County.

Do you know anyone looking for a housemate or renter, or trying to rent out a room in their home? HIP Housing’s Home Sharing program can help make that a safe, comfortable process. HIP Housing has given free, long-term support to those who need it most in San Mateo County for 42 years. This is especially important now, as our county has become one of the most expensive areas to live in within the United States. The need for extra income is a common one, and renting out a room in your home is a great way to reduce costs and stimulate your community. Call 650-348-6660 for information or visit or

There is no cost to participate in the program. Contact HIP Housing at 650-348-6660 to schedule an appointment to discuss the home sharing opportunities below or other available housing home sharing, home equity conversion, counseling, self-sufficiency for families property development.

Below is a partial list of shared housing opportunities available through the
Home Sharing Program as of August 2017:

Daly City: One furnished bedroom available in a 4BR/2BA home near Westlake, Serramonte and a bus stop. Seeking non-smoking housemate with no pets. Prefer no over-night guests. Rent is $750/mo., with a $200 deposit. Utilities
included. Homeowner enjoys walking, window shopping, running errands and spending time with family.

East Palo Alto: Three bedroom, 1 bath home to share in quiet area. Room can be furnished or unfurnished. Rent includes cable and wifi. Shared bathroom and access to backyard. Rent is $950 with a $400 deposit. Seeking non-smoker and no pets. Homeowner spends time with family and working in the yard.

Foster City: Two bedroom, 1 bath townhome to share. Room is unfurnished and will rent for $1,000 with a $500 deposit. Home provider is an outside smoker and will accept a housemate who smokes outside. Two cats live in the home but Home Provider cannot accept additional pets. Ground floor unit. Large capacity washer & dryer on patio, access to very modern workout room and large swimming pool.

Half Moon Bay: Three bedroom, 2 bath home to share with couple, 2 dogs and 1 cat. Room is unfurnished and will rent for $1,100 with deposit. Prefer non-smoker. Will consider additional pets. Nice community on golf course and close to ocean. Home Providers enjoy time outdoors and with their dogs.

Moss Beach: Manufactured home to share located on large lot with enclosed front porch. Master bedroom for rent. Furnished. Satellite tv and Wifi available. Washer and dryer. Home Provider has two cats and will consider an additional pet. Outside smoker ok.

Pacifica: Three bedroom, 1 bath home to share. Furnished room available for $900 plus share of utilities. Outside smoker ok. Home Provider had a small dog and will consider an additional pets. Closer to Skyline Blvd. in a quiet neighborhood. Home provider enjoys quiet activities like reading and spending time with his family.

Redwood City: Two bedroom, 1 bath home to share. Unfurnished room for rent for $1,000 including utilities. Outside smoker ok. No pets. Home provider has lived there for 13 years. Quiet, safe neighborhood. Room is spacious, has hard wood floor. Housemate will have own parking space. Home provider enjoys exercising and being outdoors hiking.

San Bruno: Two bedroom, 1.5 home to share located minutes from SFO airport, walking distance to public transportation, Sam trams bus, BART, Caltrain, restaurants, businesses, stores, police dept., local library. Room will rent
for $975 including utilities and is furnished. Seeking non-smokers and no pets.

San Mateo: Two bedroom, two bathroom apartment to share. Room with private bath available for $1200 including utilities. Seeking non-smoker and no pets. Unfurnished room. Shared kitchen, dinning room area , living room, free WIFI. Home provider spends time volunteering, with family and travelling.

South San Francisco: Two bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment to share. Unfurnished room $1050 including utilities. Outside smoker ok, no pets. Located near SSF BART and CalTrain, Costco, and Safeway nearby. Home Providers enjoy spending with family, travelling and being outdoors.