Homesharing is an alternative way of meeting housing needs that benefits renters and homeowners alike. Some reasons that people share include companionship, help with chores and light housekeeping, or financial assistance.

Home Providers may be living in a house too large due to life changes (empty nest or loss of a spouse), or they may be a one-parent family finding it difficult to cope with maintaining a household alone.” 

Home Seekers may be seniors, college students, newly divorced persons, professionals recently moved to the area or travelling, or anyone in need of lower cost housing who enjoys living with others.” Simply put, homesharing is an arrangement where two or more unrelated people share a dwelling, each having his or her own private space and sharing certain common areas. (County of Ventura – Homeshare)

The goal of this toolkit is to get you started in the process of setting up the program by providing you the resources and tools to do so.

The Google Drive folder includes:

  • Case Studies and Success stories of other Homeshare programs
  • Editable Application forms for Home seekers and Home providers
  • Logos and other visual assets for you to use for your program