Benefits of home sharing


  • Easing financial burdens

  • Companionship and new community

  • Security of not living alone plus peace of mind for family

  • Remaining at home to 'age in place'

  • Help those at risk or newly homeless into permanent housing

  • Ongoing support services and assistance

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Other home share programs


Home sharing was developed in the late 1970s and early ’80s to help those who are house rich and cash poor. HIP Housing of San Mateo County developed its home sharing program in the late ’70’s. Vermont has several home sharing programs as does San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York, among others. The home sharing concept is an evidence-based model promoted by AARP and other federal and state agencies. Sonoma County and the City of Santa Rosa now allow Section 8 vouchers to be applied for those renting a room/home sharing.


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