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The Area 1 Agency on Aging is offering "Northcoast Homeshare," a home sharing matching program, to assist seniors in our community to live independently in their homes. This program provides services to support both the home provider and the home seeker.

Homesharing is a living arrangement where two unrelated people share the homeowner’s dwelling. Each person has their own private space while sharing certain common areas in exchange for rent, services, or both. There are a variety of homesharing arrangements and no two are alike; each is tailored to the needs and desires of the individual people involved.

Northcoast Homeshare provides an alternate way to meet the communities housing needs that benefits renters and homeowners alike. Through our detailed process we help match people looking for housing with people that have some extra space in their home. Our process includes an application, background and reference checks, an interview, inspection of the rental space and follow-up after a match is made.

For more information, contact Information & Assistance at seniorinfo@a1aa.org or call 707-442-3763 x209.

Interested in becoming a home provider? PDF icon Potential Host Application.pdf

Are you a home seeker? PDF icon Potential Guest Application.pdf

Please mail or drop off all application to 434 7th street, Eureka CA 95501. Applications can also be picked up at that location.

Introduction to Homesharing Booklet

This is a good place to start to learn a few basic of what homesharing and what it is not. This booklet is meant to be used for reference purposes only and is not intended to be used for legal or financial advice.

PDF icon Northcoast Homeshare - info booklet.pdf

Homeshare Resources

Sharing Housing by Annamarie Pluhar

www.sharinghousing.com

Annamarie has been sharing housing for over twenty and wrote the book on homesharing called “Sharing Housing: A Guidebook to Finding and Keeping Good Housemates.” Check out her blog on the website for more helpful tips and heartwarming stories of successful homesharers.

National Shared Housing Resource Center

www.nationalsharedhousing.org

A clearinghouse of information for people looking to learn more about homesharing.

Homeshare Central

www.homesharecentral.org  or 707-362-8000

Offers regularly scheduled FREE, LIVE, telephone-based conversations about homesharing. Talk to others with similar questions and concerns, learn techniques for making the most of homesharing, or bring up your own issues.

The Roommate Coach

www.theroommatecoach.com

Information and techniques for homesharers and others wanting to make their living situations work as well as possible. Individual and group coaching services are also available.