Christian Elbeck from ReLISTO was featured on ABC news June 19th, 2019. It was a story on how many of San Francisco’s residents join with others to lease larger homes and split living costs. The rooms utilized to accomplish this are sometimes unconventional, with housemates using a dining, fainting or laundry room as a bedrooms. This is done without the consent of the Agent or Owner but its being done to distribute the rent to a manageable amount for each resident. For some, its not a matter of financial need but rather a desire to live in a community.
Regardless of reason, San Francisco is in dire need of more housing. Housing should include not only conventional apartments and houses but also micro apartments and co-living homes (dorms for adults).