Home Sharing


Front Porch’s Home Match program is a shared housing program that provides free personalized services in the Bay Area to help find the perfect match for you (learn more about how it works). They work with anyone over 18, typically matching an older adult home provider seeking to age in place with a community member seeking affordable housing. Some matches include a task exchange, in which a home seeker helps a home provider with household activities—such as cooking meals, running errands, or walking the dog—in exchange for even lower costs.

In our partnership, the Retirement Center makes referrals to Front Porch, who facilitates the home matching service. The Retirement Center no longer manage the matching process, but continues the educational part of the program that helps participants gain the skills and support they need for maintaining independence and housing that is affordable.

Home Match Front Porch Contacts

Home Match, a Front Porch Community Services program is currently serving the following counties: San Francisco, Marin, Alameda (Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, Hayward), and Contra Costa (Concord, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Moraga, Walnut Creek). If you would like to join a waiting list to receive word about opportunities that open up in other Bay Area cities/counties in the future, please share your contact information with Front Porch Home Match by emailing or calling one of the contacts listed below.

Contra Costa County (Concord, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Moraga, Walnut Creek)
2185 N California Blvd #215Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 956-7385

Alameda County  (Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, Hayward)
3756 Grand Ave, Suite 405, Oakland, CA 94610

Marin County
851 Irwin St. Suite 200C, San Rafael, CA 94901

San Francisco City & County
881 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Home Provider Information

Learn about eligibility for home providers

Home Match reshapes today’s housing dynamics. By connecting people with a spare room or ADU to those looking for an affordable space to live, Front Porch helps 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. With a streamlined and simplified process, Front Porch:

  • Lists and prepares rooms to rent
  • Screens participants thoroughly
  • Makes personal introductions
  • Facilitates lease agreements
  • Provides ongoing support 

Past Event Recordings

Home Match Informational Session Recording (6-21-23)

This informational session reviews:

  • How the Retirement Center is partnering with Front Porch to support home sharing among retirees, students and community members
  • An overview of the Home Match Front Porch Service
  • Open discussion Q/A

Home Match Info Session