Room for Good
A curated home sharing platform
solving complex problems through shared values
How it Works
Non-profit agencies concerned about housing their employees join Room for Good
The agency reaches out to its community of supporters with the opportunity to participate in the program
Eligible homeowners post profiles on the website and learn about candidates
Homeowners make a curated match with vetted, socially conscious candidates
"The housing crisis is real, 56% of 30-39 year olds moved out of SF in the first months of 2018. We need to do something and building new housing takes a lot of time and money. Room for Good can happen tomorrow!"
In the average city, there are over 300 non-profit agencies doing invaluable work in almost every aspect of society.
Widely acknowledged as a huge problem, people working in the non-profit sector are often unable to afford to live in the city because of low wages and rising housing costs.
Workers at non-profit agencies are having to move out of the city or live in compromised situations because of tight budgets and comparatively low salaries, making it more difficult for them to do the essential work we rely on.
"I'm not able to be a foster parent, but I can help by providing affordable housing for Child Protective Service workers through Room for Good. I love the companionship and shared interests, and appreciate the vetting that comes with public agency employment.”
One advantage of the program is the vetting that public service workers undergo, adding a layer of security and comfort to the rental process
Homeowners and public service workers access each other’s profiles on the Room for Good website. The web experience features sophisticated filtering options. with criteria for housing and adjustable levels of vetting that are unique to our platform.
Ambassadors liaison between homeowners and public workers, helping them strike a balance and find a good match. Outreach is first extended to homeowners who are the core supporters and affiliates of the organization.
Social workers, child protective services workers, animal welfare and many more who contribute to a healthy city can now match with homeowners who care about the causes they support- building connection, community and keeping our city healthy.
"I can't deal with Air b&b, let alone Craigslist- and I'm not ready to sell our house in the city but would much rather be at our lakehouse. We gave to AnimalCare last year, but have no idea where the money went. But having Jamie, the AnimalCare Program Director here, is so direct! She pays a little rent to help out, and she's amazing with Coco, our 14 year old Aussie."
"I can actually get to work in 25 minutes and I don't need to drive a car, which is crazy expensive. I never thought I would be able to live in such a beautiful home!"
Room for Good helps to solve a real problem for non-profit agencies at very little cost, so they can concentrate on providing the services we depend on.
The Mayor's office is excited about Room for Good offering a "soft solution" to the housing problem by finding space within existing homes instead of relying on more building.