ABOUT HOME SHARESThe five types of home shares

Emergency Housing

Temporary and long term placements for those displaced by emergencies caused by natural disasters such as the wild fires of the North Bay.

Rent Exchange

Home Share, or Home Seekers in need of affordable housing, are matched with Home Providers, who own or rent their home or apartment (and have the ability to sublet) and are in need of additional income. Room rentals average from $400.00 to $1,500.00 per month, including utility costs.

Service Exchange

Home Seekers are matched with Home Providers who own or rent their home and who need clearly defined services, e.g. companionship, meal preparation, transportation to appointments, housekeeping, or yard work in order to remain in their home, age in place and thrive. No rent is exchanged. Some utility payment might be required. Utility cost rarely exceeds $100.00/month. The Home Seeker is responsible for the cost of his or her food.

Partial Rent & Service Exchange

The Home Seeker is responsible for paying some rent and performing a few carefully defined services for the Home Provider. Average rent is $300.00/month, which includes the cost of utilities.

Share Community Houses

Houses provided to SHARE by home owners who do not live in the home enables SHARE to manage each room. Tenants sign a lease agreement with the homeowner. To date, SHARE has created 3 Community Houses – a total of 12 beds. A sense of community is established, along with affordable housing, assisting some at risk of homelessness to leave the shelter system and enter permanent housing.