The Center of Concern's Home Sharing program matches homeowners having extra space in their homes with individuals who need affordable housing. Homeowners or condo/ apartment dwellers willing to share their homes do so in exchange for affordable rent and/or services. The Center's Home Sharing program has received a Best Practice award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its innovative approach to providing affordable housing.
Homeowners benefit by continuing to live in their homes and in the community they know and feel comfortable in. It is cost effective for both parties: the homeowner receives income and/or help while the home-seeker finds housing that is more affordable than in the open market. Home sharing often creates new friendships and encourages shared mutual interests while allowing participants to maintain individual lifestyles. This program is open to individuals of all ages: students, retirees, employed persons and single parents.
The staff at The Center facilitates compatible home-sharing arrangements by interviewing, screening, arranging introductory visits and providing ongoing support. Individuals interested in applying for the Home Sharing program may submit the following forms or call The Center at (847) 823-0453.