Housing Services

ElderHelp offers unique Housing Solutions that provide assistance to seniors in need of affordable housing.

HomeShare

We offer a roommate matching service connecting people who want to share their homes with those looking for housing. Some home providers offer lower rent in exchange for services. To download a flyer about HomeShare, click here

ElderHelp does not provide immediate housing solutions. If you are in immediate need of shelter, please call 2-1-1 San Diego or the County of San Diego (800-339-4661) for information about shelters, transitional housing, low rent and subsidized senior apartments.

HOME PROVIDER: Are you interested in sharing your home?

  • STEP 1: Click here to learn how HomeShare works as a Home Provider.
  • STEP 2: Please review our eligibility requirements below.
  • STEP 3: Are you ready to get started and complete an application? If yes, click here.

HOME SEEKER: Are you searching for a new place to live?

  • STEP 1: Click here to learn how HomeShare works as a Home Seeker.
  • STEP 2: Please review our eligibility requirements below.
  • STEP 3: Are you ready to get started and complete an application? If yes, click here.

Important Information about ElderHelp’s HomeShare Program

ELIGIBILITY - Do you qualify for HomeShare?

Home Provider Eligibility:

  • You are interested in having a housemate and are agreeable to sharing common areas (kitchen, living room, etc.)
  • You are able to self-advocate
  • You must provide for your own personal care needs, or have other help in place to assist with these needs
  • You do not need 24 hour care or assistance
  • Your home will be assessed to make sure it is a good fit for a housemate
  • You must have a private bedroom for your housemate

Home Seeker Eligibility:

  • You are interested in sharing a home with another person
  • You are able to meet your own medical needs and advocate for yourself
  • You currently reside in the County of San Diego
  • You have a valid phone and address where you can be reached
  • You must have a source of income, show proof of income upon enrollment into the program, and demonstrate your ability to meet your own living expenses (food, transportation, etc.)
  • If looking for a rent only situation, must be able to afford at least $800 in rent
  • If looking for a service exchange only situation, must be able to offer at least 20 hours per week
  • If looking for a mixed arrangement, must be able to afford at least $600 AND provide at least 10 hours of services
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Have valid photo ID and social security number

ElderHelp does not provide immediate housing solutions. If you are in immediate need of shelter, please call 2-1-1 San Diego or the County of San Diego (800-339-4661) for information about shelters, transitional housing, low rent and subsidized senior apartments.

AGE REQUIREMENT - What ages are accepted?

Anyone age 18+ can apply to HomeShare, however at least one of the two matched individuals must be a senior (age 60+).

SELF ADVOCACY - Can you self-advocate?

ElderHelp’s programs are structured to help older adults maintain their independence. It is essential that you, as our client are able to communicate directly with us to complete any assessments and interviews. Currently, ElderHelp is unable to enroll seniors with moderate to severe cognitive impairment into HomeShare. It is essential that the person seeking help makes the initial call to begin services and is able to manage their own appointments and schedules. While it may seem easier to set up services for your loved one, the program will not be successful unless the individual who will be receiving services is interested, informed and engaged. ElderHelp does recognize the importance of a good support system and how valuable family is to the team.

PRIORITY SERVICE AREA - Are you in our service area?

We are currently accepting seeker and provider applications from all areas of San Diego County, however because we have agreements with select cities to administer HomeShare, the following zip codes and regions are prioritized:

City of San Diego: 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92130, 92131, 92132, 92133, 92134, 92136, 92139, 92140, 92142, 92145, 92154, 92173
La Jolla: 92037, 92038, 92039, 92092, 92093
Poway: 92064, 92074
Rancho Bernardo: 92128
Rancho Peñasquitos: 92129
Scripps Ranch: 92131
Miramar: 92145
City of Vista

Affordable Housing Guide

ElderHelp has created an affordable housing guide to help older adults in our community learn about resources and housing opportunities. Please click the button here to learn more.

Resident Service Coordination

ElderHelp offers support and activities to residents of low-income senior buildings (through partnerships with development and management companies). ElderHelp does not own or operate any senior housing facilities.

 

Want to learn how we can partner on residential services? Call us at 619-284-9281 or contact us to learn more.

“I tend to be very trusting.  It was really helpful to have ElderHelp because they filtered that for me. People my age, we are vulnerable, we get taken advantage of.  Peace of mind is a big thing.”  ~HomeShare Provider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Diego, CA  92123

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