Homesharing for Seniors and Youth

3656 North Halsted Street
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Britta Larson, Director of Senior Services
773.472.6469 EXT 445

What is Homesharing?

Homesharing is a housing program that facilitates compatible matching between a renter and home provider. Center on Halsted, which offers this service free of charge, helps match potential applicants with each other, thoroughly screens all applicants through reference and background checks, and provides ongoing support to the homesharing matches. Homesharing is an affordable housing option for renters while offering providers extra income and assistance to age in place.

What are the benefits of Homesharing?

FINANCIAL SAVINGS Homesharing Providers earn additional income and Homesharing Renters receive affordable housing in a desirable home setting.

COMPANIONSHIP Homesharing can reduce loneliness, connect participants to the LGBTQ community and help foster new friendships.

SAFETY AND SECURITY Participants can have peace of mind knowing that all Homesharing Providers and Renters have undergone a rigorous screening process.

What does Homesharing require?

Must have a minimum of two bedrooms in their home, condominium or apartment;
Live in Chicago or the neighboring suburbs
Have an income of at least $950 per month;
Are 18 years of age or older;
Are willing to live with an older adult
What does it cost?

This program is provided free of charge.

Accessible Accommodations: Yes


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