According to the National Shared Housing Network:
Home Sharing is a simple idea: a homeowner offers accommodation to a homesharer in exchange for an agreed level of support in the form of financial exchange, assistance with household tasks, or both.
The community is also a beneficiary of Home Sharing. Shared living makes efficient use of existing housing stock, helps preserve the fabric of the neighborhood and, in certain cases, helps to lessen the need for costly chore/care services and long term institutional care.
A home sharer might be a senior citizen, a person with disabilities, a working professional, someone at-risk of homelessness, a single parent, or simply a person wishing to share his or her life and home with others. For these people, shared housing offers companionship, affordable housing, security, mutual support and much more.
Home Sharing programs can offer a more secure alternative to other roommate options. Many programs have staff who are trained to carefully screen each program applicant through interviewing, background checking, and personal references
Homes First is working with a variety of community member to determine what this might look like for one of our most vulnerable populations – seniors.
Would you like to be a part of that conversation or maybe you have a home you’d like to donate or sell to Homes First with the idea of letting us help you age in place? Contact Trudy at 360-236-0920 or ceo (at) homesfirst.org