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Shared Housing

Shared housing is an arrangement in which non-related people live together as a family. They may home share in an individual’s home or live in a non-profit owned shared housing arrangement.


Home sharing is a living arrangement between two unrelated people who agree to share a home. Each person has his or her own living space, and they share common areas such as the kitchen. Elders who would like to remain in their homes might turn to home sharing for economic reasons as well as for companionship.  Or older adults seeking housing may prefer to be in a home setting rather than an apartment.


Home Share Now and HomeShare Vermont are two nonprofit organizations that match people in home shares. They conduct extensive interviewing and background searches before making any matches, and they work with the home shares after the match to make it a success.


Home Share Now helps central Vermonters create successful home shares.


HomeShare Vermont assists elders and persons with disabilities in the Champlain Valley to live independently in their own homes by bringing them together with persons who seek affordable housing, and/or, caregiving opportunities.


For information about all housing options and to discuss what is right for you, contact the Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 or cvcoa@cvcoa.org



A Vermonter's Guide to Homesharing

National Shared Housing Resource Center