Sharing a Room in Your Home
Types of Home Sharing For Providers
There are three types of home share arrangements:
Traditional Rental Agreement
This arrangement is most like a traditional roommate situation. The home seeker will pay an affordable amount of rent plus their share of utilities. There is no exchange of services with this arrangement.
Service Exchange Only
You and the home seeker negotiate the number of hours and types of services provided each month in lieu of rent. You would still receive money for utilities. Services may NOT include personal care such as bathing, toileting, or medication management. They often include housekeeping, gardening, yard care, transportation, meal preparation, and companionship.
This combination of cash rent and service exchange is our most common arrangement and offers you the benefit of some extra income and some service hours every month.
Home & Heart
Eligibility is the same for all participants and is as follows: