Shruti Merchant started HubHaus in 2016 with the vision of allowing anyone new to an area to have immediate access to a community. as she lived in shared housing for years with people who became his best friends. she wanted everyone to similarly be a little less lonely when they moved to a new city.
The pandemic exacted a sharp toll on co-living companies, as rental costs in major cities plummeted and people became reluctant to live with strangers. This is the only reason behind HubHaus shutdown.