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PLACER PEOPLE OF FAITH TOGETHER

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Are you a natural "people person" and a keen judge of character? Is building and supporting relationships between others your idea of a good time? Are you passionate about helping people solve each others' needs for income, affordable housing, in-home services, informal (tax-free!) employment, and neighborliness?


THE SERVICE: Launched in June 2021, HomeShare American River is a FREE, nonprofit housemate-matching and -support service that serves to quickly unlock affordability in the housing we already have. Even better, match agreements often include exchanges of lower rent for affordable in-home services for "Hosts" (and thus informal employment for "Guests").


Our service is open to all, from middle-class workers to housing-challenged seniors, students, transition age foster youth, veterans, etc. We help keep local folks local, and also help people afford the homes they recently bought at record prices.


Our service area is anywhere between Nevada City, Elk Grove, West Sacramento, and Placerville.


THE OPPORTUNITY: We use the 40+ year-old "staff-volunteer Matchmaker" model of HomeShare Vermont. Watch this video and/or read here what they say about why and how much they love bringing (and keeping!) matches together as a learning team .



Staff-Volunteer Matchmaker :


  • Works with other Matchmakers (both staff and volunteers) to interview, screen, assess, and suggest matches among Hosts and Guests

  • Uses an online portal/database to perform much of the above

  • Conducts home visits as needed to interview clients, negotiate household agreements, help troubleshoot issues, etc.

Interested? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Justin, HSAR’s Executive Director, at justin@homeshareamericanriver.org or (530) 746-8681

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About PLACER PEOPLE OF FAITH TOGETHER

Location:

PO BOX 5394, AUBURN, CA 95604, US

Mission Statement

The vision of Placer People of Faith Together, a multi-faith organization, is to empower people of faith to build community--particularly across the dividing lines of class, race, and religious background, to assist civic leaders in developing and implementing solutions to urgent community needs.

Description

Incorporated in 2009, PPOFT is comprised of 12 faith-based organization members and 7 individual members, and is allied with 8 other faith-based organizations.

Community
Employment
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Sacramento, CA 95820

(38.53599,-121.45133)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 hours initial onboarding/training. Each match can take 5-20 hours to set up, and 1-10 hours/month to support. Ongoing support to the relationships in each match is critical, so serving fewer matches for a longer time is great by us!

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