Berkeley Home Match

Learn, Live, and Thrive in Community

Our Goals

  • Lower the cost of living in Berkeley
  • Support retirees' desire to age in their community
  • Reduce social isolation among graduate students and retirees
  • Promote generational interdependence to combat ageism

 What We Do

We match UC Berkeley graduate students, Postdocs, and Visiting Scholars with UC retirees who own a home near campus with a spare room.

Home Matching

Joining Berkeley Home Match means you'll have access to potential matches, background checks, student renters insurance, in-person and over the phone support, and social opportunities.


Our workshops will help you learn about the benefits of home sharing, find out how to decide if a match is right for you, learn more about our program, and prepare for sharing your living space