Housing Services

Housing Services provides assistance to seniors in need of affordable housing.

*Please note some services have been modified to ensure safety and comply with COVID-19 guidelines.

Housing Navigation addresses the barriers seniors face maintaining current housing or securing new housing.

Resident Service Coordination (available through partnerships with development and management companies) offers support and activities to residents of low-income senior buildings.

HomeShare connects people of all ages who want to share a private home, apartment, condo, or manufactured home. Participants can be older adults, working professionals or students.

We facilitate shared living agreements throughout San Diego County* and provide ongoing support to secure long-lasting relationships that are mutually beneficial to home providers and home seekers.


HomeShare Provider


HomeShare Seeker

*Serving San Diego County.  ElderHelp does not own or operate senior housing facilities.  Click here for additional resources.



Home Provider Eligibility:

  • You are able to offer a minimum $600 in rent.
  • 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 you and 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.)
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Have valid photo ID and social security number
ElderHelp’s programs are structured to help older adults maintain their independence. It is essential that you, as our member, are able to communicate directly with us, complete any assessments and interviews, and maintain a schedule. Currently, ElderHelp is unable to assist seniors with moderate to severe cognitive impairment. It is essential that the person needing 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.

Our service area is based on seeker and provider availability and we are constantly looking to expand our reach. Please fill out the form below to stay updated on newly added service areas if you do not find your zip code listed below.

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


“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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