Shared Housing Program: Women’s Rights Information Center
Helping Women and their families since 1973
108 West Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631-2631
Phone: (201) 568-1166
Fax: (201) 568-8813
What is it?
Shared Housing is a personalized service that assists people in need of transitional housing and people seeking assistance with their housing expenses or responsibilities. Shared Housing helps home providers find compatible home seekers to contribute financially or provide services in exchange for a reduced financial share.
How Does it Work?
Potential providers and seekers are invited to come learn more about our services, fill out an application and meet with a Shared Housing Counselor to discuss their housing needs. Applicant interviews are by appointment only.
We learn about your habits, values, preferences and what you are seeking in a housemate. All information that is collected is confidential and used only to determine potential matches.
When a provider and seeker seem to be a match they are introduced to one another. Together they make their own decisions about whether to share and what the details of their living arrangement may be.
When then guide providers and seekers to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. Ongoing support is available even after matches are made.
Who is Eligible?
Anyone who is in need of transitional housing or looking to provide space in their house or apartment in exchange for a financial or bartered contribution.
*Reduced financial burden
*Opportunity to increase savings
*Sharing household tasks
*Possible child care/elder care or other service exchange
People in need of emergency housing, financial assistance or legal guidance regarding housing problems are referred to appropriate programs. We maintain an information bank on all housing programs in the country and state.
Women’s Rights Information Center also provides Career Services, computer training, English & citizenship courses, legal consultations and more.
This service charges NO FEES: however, donations to the Women’s Rights Information Center are always appreciated. No financial contribution is too small: every contribution makes a difference.
This is funded by:
*Women’s Rights Information Center
*Division of Senior Services
*Bergen County Division of Senior Services
*Women United in Philanthropy
*Eastern Bergen County Realtors Care Foundation
*National Council of Jewish Women
*Englewood Community Chest
Since 1973, Women’s Rights Information Center has been a place for women to receive the help and support they need to create positive change.
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Women’s Rights Information Center for Shared Housing Program and I give them full credit for the information. Please call them directly for more information on the program.