Home Sharing PILOT PROGRAM

What is it?

Our innovative Home Sharing Pilot Program simply matches
homes with spare rooms owned by Older Adults with qualified
single adults, 18 and older.
Island employers will help identify potential guests that are in need of housing. Priority will be healthcare workers.

How does it work?

HAMV will collaborate with referral partners, (Island agencies who work with Older Adults), as well as other interested Older Adult Islanders.

 

HAMV will provide information on home sharing tips and help
complete a matching questionnaire to determine what they would
like in a guest. Then HAMV will work with employers to identify
employees who need housing.

 

Each host and guest will agree on the specific terms of their arrangement in an agreement signed by both parties. Terms could include a nominal monthly rent or other ways the guest can contribute—such as yard work or snow shoveling. Guest access to the home (kitchen, garage etc.) will also be clearly defined.

What are the pilot program benefits?

This program will help those dealing with the financial challenges of their daily living expenses. Those who have expressed an increasing sense of isolation, further amplified by the restrictions associated with COVID. And everyone who would welcome a helping hand around the house.

  • Simply put, this pilot program:

  • Offers affordable housing

  • Enhances financial well-being

  • Promotes companionship

  • Relieves feelings of loneliness and isolation

  • Maintains independence in a community setting

  • Helps provide security

How can I learn more?

Contact Cindy Trish ctrish@hamv.org or call her at (508) 693-7900 ext 455 for more information.