HomeShare is considered a living arrangement between two or more people, usually unrelated, who reside together in the same residence. Typically, each person has his or her own private space and will share common areas, such as the kitchen and living room.

 

Seniors’/students’ responsibilities can be shared, or sometimes services can be exchanged for reduced accommodation expenses. these might include: cutting the grass, gardening, yard work, household cleaning, taking care of pets,  preparing and sharing of meals, tidying up,  getting groceries, shoveling the snow, taking the garbage out and more.

  • Improved overall health and well-being.
  • A sense of value and self-esteem resulting from people looking out for each other. 
  • Cost effective and affordable housing.

H2O can offer companionship, reduced isolation, security and help with household responsibilities which may enable seniors to remain in their own homes with dignity and greater independence.  H2O can help seniors stay in the communities they know and care for, rather than having to move out due to lack of affordable housing.  This in turn keeps seniors actively engaged in their communities.

Cost effective and affordable housing, new skills, e.g. English as a Second Language for international students.