HomeShare Alliance’s mission is to help individuals find a more affordable housing solution and companionship. We provide a shared living turnkey service that offers convenience and safety while striving to help find the best compatibility match.
What Is Homesharing?
Home Sharing is a living arrangement among two or more unrelated people. Home owners who have a residence with one or more bedrooms are matched with persons seeking shared housing.
Homesharing may not be for everyone, but for many who have chosen this option, it has proven to be a very rewarding experience. Homesharing has been around for a long time, but more recently has become a growing trend that addresses the issues of expensive housing and social isolation.
Who Would Benefit From Homesharing?
Sharing space can save money as well as provide us someone to talk to and rely on, to share meals and conversations with — and, of course, it guarantees that someone will be there if we need help as we get older.
- Seniors Have Roomies, Too. The Huffington Post
For single moms with only children, the venture can create a new sense of family.
- Single Mom Cohabitation: Is shared housing the new way to parent? Babble.com
On the surface, the explanation for the trend is obvious: High rental and property purchase prices, particularly close to the city, have put everyone under pressure, leaving some with little choice but to share. But there is a second more compelling reason — that people are looking as much for social connections, as they are financial arrangements.
- What's it like being in the midlife home-sharing boom. PerthNow
What We Do
We help homeowners rent out their spare room for a long-term 'homeshare' match. Our community connectors source and screen potential roommate candidates, screen according to lifestyle and personality, assist with a home share agreement between the two people, and provide ongoing support to both parties.
We take great care in finding potential matches and helping both homeowners and roommates prepare for shared living space.
We also offer monthly networking events for both homeowners and roommates - free registration. This is a great opportunity for those who are independently searching for a roommate. We provide an information presentation as a guide to finding quality roommates, following by networking. For event details and registration, please register here.