|Halton Region||Hamilton-Wentworth & Halton area||Northumberland County||Toronto|
Burlington Age-Friendly Council
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:
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.
At HomeShare Alliance, we’re creating a cultural shift in the real estate and housing markets, one that shines a light on the benefits of sharing rather than selling your home. We’re committed to guiding homeowners through the process of becoming HomeShare hosts, which means finding not just any housemate, but the right housemate for your unique lifestyle.
Our passionate, energetic team is here to listen to your needs, concerns, and goals and then find you the right HomeShare match. We understand the needs of HomeShare hosts and housemates are multifaceted, which is why we have created a team of experts so that HomeShare Alliance can support homeowners in all facets of the homesharing process.
We’ll work with you to make homesharing a simple and rewarding process.
For more information, contact:
“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.
If you think HomeShare might be an option for you, or a loved one, please contact the coordinator at:
(905) 372-1545, ext. 248
Call or text: (905) 375-8122
The Toronto HomeShare Pilot Project is a City of Toronto Initiative arising from the Toronto Seniors Strategy, with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility. The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) is implementing the pilot in partnership with the City and the Toronto Seniors Strategy Accountability Table, a group of seniors, caregivers and other community partners dedicated to adequately and effectively supporting Toronto’s ageing population.
The pilot will match older adults (55+) who have a spare room in their home with younger adults (students) who are looking for affordable housing. In exchange for reduced rent, the students agree to provide five to seven hours per week contributing to the household. This could be preparing and sharing meals together, light housework, errands or walking a pet.
The Toronto HomeShare Pilot Project is about more than a room in a house – it is a way to help older adults age successfully in place and to remain engaged in their communities. It is also a way to increase intergenerational awareness and connection.
|Tonya Salomons, MSW, RSW
|Andrea Austen, MA
City of Toronto
Other communities in Ontario are also exploring the possibilities. Please if you would like start a program in your area.