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HomeShare Vermont Releases Outcomes Survey

Posted May 22, 2015

Recent surveys show that those who found housing through HomeShare Vermont are paying an average rent of $206 per month. Twenty-five percent of participants reported paying no rent in a complete exchange of service for housing. As a result of finding housing through HomeShare Vermont, 60% of participants estimated a savings of at least $400 per month in housing costs.

Surveys also show that those sharing their homes benefit from improved quality of life with the majority of participants feeling safer at home (82%), less lonely (74%), happier (70%) and healthier (50%) as a result of being matched with a house mate through HomeShare Vermont. Additionally, more than one-quarter of those sharing their homes felt they would not be able to live at home safely and comfortably without a home sharer.

These results come from outcomes surveys which HomeShare Vermont has been conducting since 2001. Over the last fourteen years, they have administered 8 surveys and the findings have consistently shown financial and health benefits for program participants.

HomeShare Vermont has over 30 years of experience providing comprehensive screening and matching services to introduce people looking for housing with those who have homes to share. Homeowners are often elderly and need some assistance in order to remain living at home, but there are no age or income requirements to participate. Each home sharing “match” is unique depending on the needs and offerings of the participants. It’s all about people helping each other.

To learn more about HomeShare Vermont, join them for a free, 30-minute informational meeting on Monday, June 8 at noon at their office located at 412 Farrell Street in South Burlington. Please pre-register by calling 802-863-5625.

HomeShare Vermont is a member agency of the United Way of Chittenden County serving Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. For more information visit


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.



HomeShare Vermont informational session

Posted June 5, 2013

Could you or someone you know benefit from sharing their home be getting rental income or help around the house? Join HomeShare Vermont for an informational session to learn about their programs and services while getting your questions answered! All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2013/5:00pm
Where: HomeShare Vermont, 412 Farrell Street, South Burlington, VT

RSVP by calling (802) 863-5625 or email


HomeShare Vermont releases free homesharing guide


HomeShare Vermont announced the release of A Vermonter’s Guide to Homesharing, earlier this week. The free guidebook provides information to people who are interested in finding homeshare opportunities, but may live outside of the Vermont’s service area for homeshare programs.

You can download A Vermonter’s Guide to Homesharing at or call (802) 863-5625 to have a copy mailed to you. The Guidebook was funded in part by a grant from AARP-Vermont.

Link to full VTDigger Article
Link to to learn more about homesharing  


HomeShare Vermont Webinar – Exploring Shared Housing: A Flexible Model for Increasing Affordable Housing Options

Posted April 3, 2013

HomeShare Vermont will be participating in a national Webinar focused around shared housing as an affordable housing resource. The webinar, “Exploring Shared Housing: A Flexible Model for Increasing Affordable Housing Options,” is sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners and will feature agencies in Vermont, Maryland and California that use shared housing to serve vulnerable populations. This webinar will provide an overview of the field and highlight shared housing’s role for maximizing the existing housing supply while stabilizing households and neighborhoods.

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013. 2:00-3:30pm ET

Learn more and register for the webinar 


Sharing a home to stay at home

Posted October 11, 2012

By: Molly Walsh, Burlington Free Press Staff Writer, October 8, 2012.

Reposted from: Burlington Free

“ESSEX JUNCTION — Three three years after her husband passed away, Joyce Daniels knew she’d had enough of living alone.

So she went about finding the right roommate with assistance from HomeShare Vermont. That first housemate arrived in 1999 and since then Daniels — who turns 95 next month — has had plenty of company and the security of knowing that she’s not alone. She’s opened her home now to four or five successive HomeShare house mates and enjoyed getting to know each one…”

Link to Full Free Press Article

Link to PDF of Burlington Free Press article




HomeShare Vermont holds “Thirty & Thriving” celebration

Posted October 6, 2012

HomeShare Vermont announces “Thirty & Thriving”, a celebration of 30 years of homesharing and caregiving on Friday, October 12th, 6-9PM at the Sunset Ballroom, Williston Road, South Burlington.

The event features Willem Lange, Vermont’s storyteller extraordinaire, and wonderful food by local restaurants and caterers including:

A Single Pebble, Halverson’s, La Villa Bistro & Pizzeria , Leunig’s Bistro & Lounge, Mirabelles Café, Sneakers Bistro, Sugarsnap, The Lake-View House,Waterfront Catering at the Sunset Ballroom, WILDTREE – Gourmet Culinary Blends

Music by Larry Brett’s Jukebox!

Tickets are $30.

Click here to buy tickets or call the HomeShare Vermont office at 802-863-5625