What is Home Share?
A home provider offers accommodations to a home seeker in exchange for an agreed level of support in the form of financial exchange, assistance with household tasks, or simple companionships.
Why Should I Provide a Home or Be a Home Share Housemate?
Home sharing reduces housing expenses, offers companionship, promotes independence, and increases security for both the home seeker and home provider. Home sharing makes efficient use of existing housing availability, helps preserve the fabric of the neighborhood and can lessen the need for costly chore/care services or long-term institutional care.
Home Does Senior Services Help?
Case managers interview and screen all applicants for compatibility of lifestyles and personalities, and the reciprocal needs of home providers and seekers. In addition, references are contacted and criminal background checks are performed. Potential home sharers negotiate their own living arrangements and regular follow-up services and conflict resolutions are provided.
How Do I Sign Up?
Call our Home Share Coordinator at 360.586.6181 ext. 108 or email homeshare@SouthSoundSeniors.org for more information. If you are interested in being a Home Provider, please fill out a Home Provider Application, or if you are interested in being a Home Share Housemate, please fill out a Home Seeker Application.