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Halton Region

Burlington Age-Friendly Council

Vision:

HomeShare empowers home providers and home seekers with the ability to live in affordable, shared accommodation inclusive of respect, choice, dignity and is of mutual benefit to all.

“Good for many but not for everyone”

The Halton HomeShare Program is a partnership between Halton Region, Halton Housing Help, and Burlington Age-Friendly Council. Currently being offered throughout Halton, this program works to match older adults with renters who can help with household responsibilities. Halton Housing Help screens applicants and provides follow-up monitoring services.

The Halton HomeShare Toolkit is a useful guide in determining if HomeShare is a good option for you

Halton Region is located in Southwestern Ontario and consists of four Municipalities:

  • City of Burlington
  • Town of Halton Hills
  • Town of Milton
  • Town of Oakville

For more information, including to request a copy of the Toolkit, please contact the Burlington Age-Friendly Council at 1-855-395-8807 (toll free) or email at . You may also contact Halton Housing Help at 1-877-813-3363.


Northumberland County

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“HomeShare is about creating a mutually beneficial relationship between two people who want to help each other”

HomeSharing is an innovative and creative housing solution that connects women (55+) who are willing to open their home with other women living in the community who are seeking safe and affordable accommodation. Participants benefit from companionship, offset living costs and shared household responsibilities. The Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre, along with many community partners, is excited to be able to deliver this pilot program to women living in Cobourg and Port Hope to determine if this model is a fit in our community.

For more information, please visit our website and check out our HomeShare brochure

If you think HomeShare might be an option for you, or a loved one, please contact the coordinator at:
   HomeShare Coordinator
   (905) 372-1545, ext. 248
   Call or text: (905) 375-8122


Hamilton-Wentworth and Halton area

HomeShare Alliance is a for-profit social enterprise in its first year. We have received business support through the Ontario Social Impact voucher program delivered by Wilfred Laurier University, Innovation Factory (Hamilton), and Business Centre of Guelph.

We offer a turn-key service for homeowners in the Hamilton-Wentworth and Halton area who are searching for a roommate. Our service is available for all ages, but our primary market focus is for the 35+ age group.

A HomeShare Director works with the homeowner to advertise the home share opportunity, interviews potential roommates, reference checking, income verification, and verifies the credit report and criminal background check.

We also conduct a compatibility/lifestyle assessment, provide a home share agreement and on-going post placement support.

For more information, contact:

Tara McEwen
Homeshare Director - Community Connector
HomeShare Alliance
5 Hamilton St N Unit B
Waterdown ON L0R 1H0
905.973.9854
www.homesharealliance.com


Other communities in Ontario are also exploring the possibilities. Please if you would like start a program in your area.

 

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