Shared Housing Program: Women’s Rights Information Center Helping Families

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

Facebook /WRICsince1973

Twitter @WRICsince1973

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


Additional Program:

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.




About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Shared Housing Program: Women’s Rights Information Center Helping Families

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the organization directly for information on the program.

    Liked by 1 person

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