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Home Share Now Hits Milestone of Serving Over 100 People

Posted April 16, 2015

In 2003 when Home Share Now, formerly Home Share of Central Vermont, first opened its doors it was a slow start. While home sharing is a logical and efficient use of underutilized resources, the idea of sharing a home with a stranger can be daunting. Thanks to the pioneering team that brought home sharing to central Vermont, a process of highly personalized due diligence has resulted in hundreds of healthy, positive home sharing matches.

Twelve years later, the independent non-profit has hit a milestone—supporting over 100 people in home sharing matches in one year. In 2013 Home Share Now matched 61 people; in 2014 the number jumped to 82 people; in 2015 the number is 106 with another two and half months left in the fiscal year

The current mission — cultivating matches for home providers and home seekers to expand the possibilities for living — means extra income for home providers, reduced rent for home seekers, enhanced sense of community, nursing home delay, respite for adult children caring for aging parents, and at-home, non-medical services.

Home Share Now has been facilitating home sharing as a safe and affordable housing option and currently serves Washington, Orange, and Lamoille counties and some adjacent towns in Caledonia, Orleans, and Windsor counties. To date, Home Share Now has interacted with over 4,000 people and enrolled over 1,000 of them.

Home Share Now’s service package includes the assistance of highly skilled mediation services as a component of every match. Matched home sharers report they feel more financially secure, are less lonely, they sleep better and feel safer, and they are happier thanks to home sharing.

For more information about Home Share Now, call 802-479-8544 or email information@homesharenow.org.

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Home Sharing Day at the Vermont Legislature on March 25th

Posted March 20, 2015

Join Home Share Now and HomeShare Vermont on Wednesday, March 25 from 8:30-2:00 in the Card Room at the Vermont State House where staff, volunteers, board of directors, and participants will be celebrating home sharing in Vermont.

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Job Opportunity: Home Share Now Seeking Applicants for Two Positions

Posted November 17, 2014

Home Share Now is currently seeking applicants for two positions, an Americorps member to work as a Program & Outreach Assistant and and a part-time Program Support Provider. Below are brief descriptions of each position. To read the full descriptions and find out how to apply click here. Both have a deadline to submit materials by November 28, 2014.

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Home Share Now 2014 Annual Report

Posted November 13, 2014

Home Share Now has released their annual report for 2014, which highlights some of the successes of the program and what goals they have for the coming year. Results for 2014 include:

  • Matched and supported 82 people, a 27% increase over FY13, and served a total of 640 people, a 12% increase over FY13.
  • Helped divert 8 nursing home eligible home providers for a potential savings of up to $228,993 in FY14.
  • Saved home seekers $81,780 in rental expenses with 35% of all home seekers providing services and paying $0 in rent.
  • Home Share Now created 61 new affordable housing units.
  • 100% of matched participants reported they were satisfied with Home Share Now’s services.

Goals for 2015 include making 10% more more home sharing matches over FY14, increasing their presence at the Vermont Legislature, and expanding service options for participants. To view the entire report click here (PDF File).

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Tuesday, November 19: Home Share Now Informational Meeting

Posted October 16, 2013

Home Share Now will be hosting an informational meeting on Tuesday, November 19 at 5:30pm in their Barre office located at 105 North Main Street, Suite 103.  This will be a great opportunity to find out what home sharing is all about.

Home Share Now also recently released their FY2013 Annual Report.  After coming out of a year-long strategic planning process, their assessment shows their program to be in a prime position for expanded service, both in numbers and mission depth.

Watch this video to get a little more of an idea of what Home Share Now is about:

 



Home Share Now is seeking AmeriCorps Program & Outreach Assistant

Posted July 9, 2013

Home Share Now is now recruiting for an Program & Outreach Assistant AmeriCorps member to start mid-September. The The member will serve as the first point of contact for participants, provide general support, and directly facilitate shared housing in central Vermont. Other responsibilities include social networking, outreach, and volunteering recruitment and training. This 11-month position is sponsored by the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board.

To learn more and apply for this position, click HERE.

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Home Share Now is seeking an AmeriCorps Program & Outreach Assistant

Posted June 21, 2013

Home Share Now is now recruiting for an Program & Outreach Assistant AmeriCorps member to start mid-September. The The member will serve as the first point of contact for participants, provide general support, and directly facilitate shared housing in central Vermont. Other responsibilities include social networking, outreach, and volunteering recruitment and training. This 11-month position is sponsored by the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board.

To learn more and apply, click HERE. Application deadline is July 17, 2013. 

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Home Share Now is seeking an AmeriCorps member

Posted June 10, 2013

Home Share Now is currently recruiting a Program and Outreach Assistant to provide both general program support and direct facilitation of shared housing in central Vermont.  This position is supported through the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board’s AmeriCorps program.

For a complete description of this position and others positions offered through VHCB, click HERE.

  

 



Home Share Now workshop: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

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Home Share Now and the Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce present a free introduction to conflict resolution in the workplace. This workshop will survey the basic causes of workplace conflict, steps to take towards resolution once it occurs, and resources to access when challenges persist.

When: Tuesday, June 11/10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Tegu Building, Morrisville

Please call (802) 888-7607 with questions.

If you would like to learn more about homesharing, Home Share Now is offering a 30-minute informational meeting at their Barre office on Wednesday, June 19 at 5:30pm.  Please call ahead of time so they are sure to have enough refreshments!

 



Home Share Now presents Housing: Challenges, Changes, and Choices

Posted May 24, 2013

Join Home Share Now and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center (MSAC) on Tuesday, May 28 to learn about housing options in central Vermont. This is the last event in a five part series put on by MSAC.

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2013/6:00pm
Where: The Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

For more information, contact Liz Dodd at 802-262-6288

 

 



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