SBCCOG Partners with Silvernest on Homesharing Initiative to Address Homelessness

In the wake of a pandemic altering lifestyles and economic realities for millions of Americans, a new partnership between the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) and Silvernest, an online service that matches homeowners who have rooms for rent with tenants seeking housing, aspires to prevent homelessness in the South Bay. The program was created through Measure H Innovation Funds, which take aim at homelessness in Los Angeles County.  

Through the partnership, the new pilot program called Home Share South Bay will facilitate homeowner-tenant matches and cover the cost of a six-month membership to Silvernest services for a limited number of homeowners deemed at risk of being homeless due to their low or fixed-income status or recent loss of income. It will also cover fees for a limited number of background checks for potential tenants. Home Share South Bay has partnerships with community-based organizations to provide additional services. To read the entire press release, see attached below.

Posted: 10/15/2020