Monique Nowlin discusses HomeShare with Our Ventura TV host, Bob Taylor. HomeShare is a free Ventura County service that facilitates matching home seekers of all ages with home providers.
In brief, HomeSharing is an arrangement where two or more unrelated people share a dwelling, where each have their own private space while sharing certain common areas.
Homesharers 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 individuals involved.
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 traveling, or anyone in need of lower cost housing who enjoys living with others.
HomeShare is part of the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging.
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