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Students often grapple with the rising costs of living, tuition and meeting basic needs. This can create barriers that undermine their ability to academically succeed. UW Tacoma has begun a partnership with Shared Housing Services to provide UW Tacoma Students with safe, stable, and affordable housing to assist in their ability to pursue their educational goals.
Introducing Husky2Husky (H2H), an innovative Homesharing Program that offers Tacoma Residents the opportunity to help a UW Tacoma student obtain affordable housing by utilizing that 'spare room' in their home. This program offers housemate matches based on lifestyles and personalities. This program was created through the partnership with Shared Housing Services.
H2H is a safe, low-cost screening and referral service that processes applications, completes background checks, and builds compatibility profiles for qualified Home Providers (those who wish to rent out rooms in their house in exchange for an agreed level of support such as assistance with household tasks and/or a financial exchange) with qualified Home Seekers (UW Tacoma students needing affordable housing). The H2H homesharing program benefits Home Providers and Home Seekers by facilitating a home share situation that is mutually helpful to each side. It's a win-win!
WHO IS SHARED HOUSING SERVICES?
Shared Housing Services is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity 501(c)(3) non-profit, serving Tacoma and Pierce County since 1991. Their programs promote diversity, equity and inclusiveness while aiming to reduce and prevent homelessness through creating a culture of sharing resources for the good of our community as a whole.