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LifePath HomeShare

LifePath HomeShare is a program where two or more people can share a home and expenses to their mutual benefit. No two home sharing arrangements are alike, because we value the unique needs and interests of all participants involved.

  • Home sharing is for individuals of all ages, incomes, and abilities.
  • Home Sharers must be 60 years or older or an adult with a disability.
  • Home Sharers offer a safe and sanitary private bedroom and shared communal areas in exchange for rent, help around the house, or a combination of the two.
  • Home Seekers could be anyone over the age of 18. This is a wonderful opportunity for students, part-time workers, or retirees.

Home sharing is a creative option to address the lack of affordable and available local housing and honor the desire of older adult homeowners to remain living in their homes. It is a responsive community program that values human connection and provides a better quality of life for all individuals.

Please, contact us for more information about LifePath HomeShare.

More information about LifePath HomeShare

  • To participate in the LifePath HomeShare Program, applicants must be located in the LifePath service area of Franklin County and the North Quabbin.
  • All participants will need to provide 3 character references and partake in several security checks to ensure the safest possible match arrangement. Home Seekers will be asked to provide 1 reference who is a landlord.
  • Home Seekers will need to provide verification of annual gross income.
  • All participants will need to provide a state-issued photo identification card.
  • Each match can choose from an array of services to be provided in lieu of housing costs.

There are three types of home sharing opportunities:

  • Rent Only—No Routine Tasks Provided

    The Home Seeker will pay the home provider monthly rent in exchange for housing. Rent can vary on a case-by-case basis.

  • Reduced Rent—Some Tasks Provided

    The Home Seeker can provide a predetermined amount of service a week plus pay a small rent and/or help with utility bills.

  • No Rent—All Service

    The Home Share participants will negotiate their match so that the amount of services provided will equal the cost of the rented room.

LifePath is also creating a “Do It Yourself” HomeShare Guide that will outline the HomeShare process and all of the steps required to make a successful and lasting match.

Home sharing provides multiple benefits for housemates of any age.

  • Affordable green housing!
  • Companionship and security. Folks can feel safer in their homes with an improved sense of well-being. Meaningful connections are created.
  • Feelings of isolation and loneliness can be diminished, which leads to improved mental and physical health.
  • Increases financial stability by providing supplemental income or reduced housing costs.
  • Breaks down barriers between generations and cultures. Promotes diversity and intergenerational living.
  • Offers more viable housing opportunities in the community that you love!
  • It is a “feel good” experience helping others to age comfortably in their homes.
  • Families can relax with increased peace of mind, knowing that their loved ones are being cared for.

Join our growing HomeShare community today! Contact us.