Our Blog

23
Mar

Office Closed / Open for Business

The HomeSharing office is closed, but we are still open for business! Our staff is working remotely since we moved off site on Tuesday, March 17.  We are not taking walk-ins to our office or having any in-person meetings. Phone screenings have not changed.  We are conducting interviews and even home assessments using video calling.

12
Mar

Friends of HomeSharing: Out of an abundance of caution and care for our community, HomeSharing is cancelling its Designer Handbag Bingo scheduled for March 13, 2020. Since we don’t know the course the coronavirus will take and when we will be able to hold large community events again, we are not postponing the event at

05
Mar

DESIGNER HANDBAG BINGO – Friday, MARCH 13, 2020

DESIGNER HANDBAG BINGO – Friday, MARCH 13, 2020 Sponsored by HomeSharing, Inc. HomeSharing, Inc. provides Affordable Shared Housing Services in Central Jersey.   Homesharing, Inc., Central Jersey’s Affordable Shared Housing Program, will be holding its Designer Handbag Bingo event on Friday, March 13th at the Somerville Elks Lodge in Bridgewater, NJ. A wide array of

18
Feb

World Day of Social Justice

  The World Day of Social Justice is annually observed to acknowledge how social justice affects poverty elimination and social integration. This year’s theme, closing the inequalities gap, is something HomeSharing knows well. High housing costs are problem for many in New Jersey.  The fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment, $1,501, is higher than

18
Feb

HomeSharing Celebrates 35 Years

Since 1984, HomeSharing’s mission has been to create affordable housing solutions by matching “Providers”- people who need to share their homes or apartments in order to maintain them, with “Seekers”- individuals searching for affordable housing in the community. We are the only agency in New Jersey using the shared housing model to serve the working

18
Feb

Information for Banks: HomeSharing and the CRA

HomeSharing qualifies as an agency to invest in for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credit. In order to receive CRA credit a bank’s activities must have one of the following as its primary purpose: Affordable housing Community services targeted to low- and moderate- income individuals Activities that promote economic development Activities that revitalize or stabilize Low

07
May

IN MEMORIAM: CHARLES M. HUCK

Charley Huck, the longtime HomeSharing board member who died April 25 at the age of 87, was a remarkable man. He lived a life full of kindness, wisdom, creativity and dignity and he possessed integrity, insight, tolerance and empathy second to none. Everywhere he went in life he planted the seeds of grace. There was

14
Feb

HomeSharing Welcomes Jill Stein

Some of you may remember Jill, as she previously worked at HomeSharing in 2011-2012. Jill returned to us in June, excited to continue to help homeowners and those seeking affordable housing and secure stable long term homes. Before joining HomeSharing, Jill spent over ten years working for a non profit developing affordable housing in New

14
Feb

HomeSharing Welcomes Lori Herpen

Lori joins the HomeSharing staff as our Financial Administrator. Lori resides in Annandale, New Jersey and has been the Administrative Assistant/Media Specialist at United Reformed Church in Somerville since 2014. She is a graduate of Somerville High School and holds degree in Environmental Science from Raritan Valley Community College/Rutgers University. Lori has worked in the