Eastern and Western CoC

SHARE - Shared Housing and Resource Exchange

Shared Housing and Resource Exchange (SHARE) is an affordable housing choice that brings together homeowners who want to share their home with home seekers who are looking for housing in exchange for rent, help around the house, or a combination of both. The home seeker receives their own bedroom and agreed upon use of the common areas. Every arrangement is unique depending on the needs, preferences, and abilities of the participants involved. SHARE is currently available in Pike, Wayne, Monroe, Venango, Crawford, Adams, Union, and Snyder counties.

Why share a home? Some people like the idea of having another person around the house. Others are looking for an affordable place to live or a way to supplement their income in order to meet household expenses. In some cases, it enables the older adult to remain in their home and community.

Home sharing offers the homeowner:

  • Income to help with expenses
  • A responsible tenant

Home sharing offers the home seeker:

  • A private bedroom with agreed upon, shared common spaces
  • Affordable rent

Home sharing may offer participants help with household tasks or other agreed upon services. It may also offer the home seeker reduced rent in exchange for services.

How does SHARE work?

A homeowner and home seeker meet separately with the SHARE Housing Counselor to discuss needs and preferences, complete the application, and provide references.  

The SHARE Housing Counselor will:

  • Conduct reference and background checks
  • Identify potential home share matches
  • Introduce the homeowners and home seekers
  • Coordinate the written homes haring agreement
  • Oversee trial living periods
  • Provide ongoing support during the term of the agreement
  • Connect the participants to other community resources.

Who is eligible? Older adults, persons with disabilities, veterans, working professionals, college students, individuals at-risk of homelessness, single-parents, or people simply wishing to share their lives and homes with others. SHARE participants must be at least 18 years of age and one of the individuals in the match must be over 60.

Find a SHARE Housing Counselor:

Pike and Wayne Counties
Larisa Yusko
(570) 832-5133

Monroe County
Lauren Buccine, MSW
(570) 832-0538

Union-Snyder Counties
Dea Schader
Union-Snyder Agency on Aging, Inc.
(570) 524-2100 ext 1013
(570) 374-5558

Venango County
Jeremy Tidd
Venango County Human Services
Older Adult Services
(814) 432-9711

Crawford County
Kaycee Keas
Active Aging, Inc.
(814) 336-1792 ext 148

Adams County
Valery Adams
Adams County Office of Aging
(717) 778-1293