Welcome to HomeShare!
Homesharing is an alternative way of meeting housing needs that benefits renters and homeowners alike. Some reasons that people share include: companionship, help with chores and light housekeeping, or financial assistance with taxes, utilities and maintenance. Ventura County HomeShare maintains lists of prescreened participants and identifies potential matches based on rent, desired location, and other criteria.
Home Providers may be living in a house too large due to life changes (empty nest or loss of a spouse), or they may be a one-parent family finding it difficult to cope with maintaining a household alone. Home Seekers may be seniors, college students, newly divorced persons, professionals recently moved to the area or travelling, or anyone in need of lower cost housing who enjoys living with others.
Simply put, HomeSharing is an arrangement where two or more unrelated people share a dwelling, each having her or his private space and sharing certain common areas. Homesharer’s may arrange a regular rental payment, or exchange services to offset a portion or all of the rent. No two HomeSharing situations are alike; each is tailored to the needs and desire of the individual people involved.