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Requirements

To be eligible for the program, all applicants must:

  • Have no criminal record history or pending charges of crimes against person or property;
  • No history of abuse of any kind;
  • Have four references who can recommend you for the program and speak to your lifestyle and character. Those looking for housing must also have a positive landlord reference as well;
  • No substance or alcohol abuse.

Requirements for your home:

  • Must be located within our service area: Chittenden, Addison, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties;
  • Have a private bedroom;
  • Is safe and sanitary

A homeshare host offers a private bedroom and shared common space in exchange for rent, help around the home or a combination of the two.  

Types of Homeshares

Rent Only/no routine tasks provided

If you are looking for some extra cash to stretch your monthly budget but don’t need a housemate to do chores, we can help you find just the right homesharer. Rent can vary on a case by case basis but the less it is, the more potential candidates you will meet.

Some tasks provided

If you are looking for a housemate that can offer extra help around the house in exchange for some or all of the rent, we can find a match. Housemates provide an average of 6-8 hours of service a week plus pay a small rent or help with utility bills. When we meet with you, we will discuss what a fair exchange might be for the tasks you want help with.

Services someone sharing your home might provide to you:

  • A “just in case” presence
  • Meal preparation
  • Rides to appointments/errands
  • Light housekeeping
  • Snow shoveling/yard work
  • Pet care
  • Computer help