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Homesharing

The Homesharing Program assists persons seeking affordable housing by matching them with home providers, primarily older persons, who wish to remain in their homes and communities.

Why Homesharing?

  Economics: Homesharing is an alternative to struggling with escalating housing costs or waiting for years for subsidized housing

Security: The presence of more than one person in a home can increase the feeling of safety for both the home seeker and the home provider

Independence: Through Homesharing, older persons continue to maintain their independence in the community they know and love.

Companionship: Potential friendships and mutual assistance are made possible through Homesharing


Who Uses Our Services?

 

Homeowners & Apartment Dwellers willing to share their homes in exchange for rent or services.

Home seekers who need affordable housing in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

Individuals of all ages: retired, widowed, divorced, married, single, students, single parents.


How the Program Works

Because each Homesharing match is unique, our trained staff:

  • Interviews and screens both home provider and home seeker.
  • Considers your location, lifestyle and schedule.
  • Checks references and histories.
  • Introduces compatible individuals.
  • Is available on an ongoing basis to make sure needs are being met.

This service is free. Donations are welcome.


Interfaith's Homesharing program has been featured in the news media. See Interfaith in the News.


Funds for this program are provided through an award from the Suburban Area Agency on Aging through grants from the Illinois Department on Aging and/or the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human services under Title III of the Older Americans Act. Additional support is provided by Cook County Community Development Block Grants, local townships, foundations, corporate support and people like you.

 

If you are seeking a Homesharing situation outside of the Chicago area, please consult the National Shared Housing Resource Center.

 

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