A Message From SHARE Regarding COVID 19 Response

SHARE provides essential housing and supportive services for those mostly 60 years and older and those experiencing homelessness. Our staff will remain operational for the duration of the Shelter in Place, making thoughtful and careful modifications to our intake, interview and matching processes.

Benefits of home sharing

  • Easing financial burdens

  • Companionship and new community

  • Security of not living alone plus peace of mind for family

  • Remaining at home to 'age in place'

  • Help those at risk or newly homeless into permanent housing

  • Ongoing support services and assistance

Download SHARE informational flyer

Other home share programs

Home sharing was developed in the late 1970s and early ’80s to help those who are house rich and cash poor. HIP Housing of San Mateo County developed its home sharing program in the late ’70’s. Vermont has several home sharing programs as does San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York, among others. The home sharing concept is an evidence-based model promoted by AARP and other federal and state agencies. Sonoma County and the City of Santa Rosa now allow Section 8 vouchers to be applied for those renting a room/home sharing.

Share Funding Slashed