If you have been considering sharing your home, this might be a good time to try it. To encourage more Burlington homeowners to consider sharing their homes, we have developed a new “thank you” gift program. If you are a homeowner and new to our program and share your home with us before July 1st, you could be eligible for a $1,000 thank you grant! You would also benefit from rental income, shared expenses and/or some help around the home. There are no age or income restrictions to share your home.
Contact HomeShare Vermont to learn more about our comprehensive screening and matching service and see if homesharing might be a good option for you. Call us at (802) 863-5625 or email [email protected].
These grants are being made available through the Burlington Housing Trust Fund, funded through your property taxes, so you will be getting some of your money back in your pocket! Some restrictions apply.
As part of its Locked Out Series, Seven Days reporter Rachel Hellman included HomeShare host Ray Tomlinson in her story, “Aging Vermonters Who Can’t Find Housing Are Part of the State’s Real Estate ‘Gridlock'”. You can read the article here.
You can read a recent article by VTDigger’s Juliet Schulman-Hall here. Two HomeShare Vermont matches are featured in the piece – Carol and Katie in St. George (pictured below) and Gretchen and Hesterly in Stowe. [Photo by Riley Robinson/VTDigger]
When Emily bought her South Burlington condo in 2019, she decided to turn to HomeShare Vermont to help her find a housemate. Abby knew she couldn’t afford to live on her own, but she was having a hard time finding people to live with who would be a good fit. The two are compatibly introverted, go to dinner together occasionally and go on walks together. Emily loves baking and Abby is a big fan of Emily’s cookies or anything with chocolate. Learn more about this compatible match and others in our new 2022 Annual Report.
HomeShare Vermont to host event at Varnum Memorial Library discussing the benefits of homesharing in Lamoille County
HomeShare Vermont will host a presentation at the Varnum Memorial Library in Jeffersonville on Thursday, October 27. Members of the HomeShare Vermont staff will be on hand from 4-6 p.m. A brief informational PowerPoint presentation offering the benefits for those looking to share their home and guests who are seeking housing will be held at 4:30.
Anne Farley and Ric Cengeri will be on hand to explain the process HomeShare Vermont uses to screen applicants to the program and to make matches. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Light refreshments and snacks will be served. The event is free to attend and no reservations are required.
The Varnum Library is not totally ADA compliant, but does offer an entrance ramp. The Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville.
In addition to Lamoille County, HomeShare Vermont serves Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Orange and Washington Counties.
Jeanine and Gretchen have an absolute blast together, working on art projects and laughing over nightly meals. You can read all about their homeshare match and other HomeShare Happenings in our latest newsletter here.