Resource Guide to Establishing a New Homesharing Program
The 2nd edition, 2021 Resource Guide for Establishing a New Homesharing Program is now available!
This guide walks you through planning and designing a new homesharing program. This Homesharing Resource Guide is designed to share our combined knowledge and experience to help new programs get started and be successful. Below is the Table of Contents to give you an understanding of topics covered.
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Table Of Contents
Section 1: Overview of Homesharing
What is Homesharing?
What Homesharing is Not
Why People Homeshare
Where Can a Homesharing Program Work?
Variations Among Programs
The Online Dilemma
Section 2: The Feasibility Study
What is the Need for Housing?
Potential Clientele/Target Population
Geographic Service Area
Potential Funding Sources
Development & Implementation Timeline
Timeline for Program Start-Up
Marketing & Outreach Plan
Section 3: Program Design & Start-Up
Types of Homesharing Arrangements
All Service/No Rent
Rent/Service Exchange Combination
Models of Program Matching
Making Matches is Hard to Do!
The Matching Process
Background and Reference Checks
National Background Checks
Written Homeshare Match Agreements
Ongoing Support to Participants
Miscellaneous Legal Issues
Zoning and Building Codes
Government Benefit Programs
Critical Components of a Successful Homesharing Program
Adequate Staffing Levels
Fair Housing Compliance