Meeting Everyone’s Needs
If you are living on a fixed income from a pension or Social Security, you probably know how Barbara S. feels. She needed some extra money to allow her to do a few more things, as well as help with the upkeep of her home. Local resident John L. had wanted to continue living in his community, but climbing rents left him concerned he wouldn’t be able to afford it.
Through the HomeShare program, the needs of both Barbara and John have been met. Barbara rents one of the bedrooms in her beautiful condo to John. Barbara now has the extra money she needs to get by and John can continue living in the neighborhood he loves. The HomeShare program brings the right people together to make sure the needs of both home providers and home seekers are met.
Recipe for Success
Susan L. is a friendly woman in her early 60’s who laughs easily as she talks about her friends, activities, and love of cooking. Though she has faced and overcome several health challenges, she will tell you one of the biggest challenges she has faced lately is that of finding affordable housing.
“Since my kidney transplant, I have been on disability,” Susan shared. “It’s difficult to find a rental that can fit my budget. I was so happy to have the help from HomeShare.”
Susan rents a room from Fred B., a spry 87-year-old gentleman who loves to spend time on his computer. “I am on a fixed income and need some rental income,” said Fred. “I don’t do too much cooking, so I was happy to offer reduced rent to have Susan cook for the two of us. She seems to enjoy it, too.”
This win-win situation is what the HomeShare program is all about.