About us
HomeShareSLO--changing lives by connecting people and homes

HomeShareSLO's mission is to leverage better use of existing housing resources to house more people more affordably 

HomeShareSLO is a San Luis Obispo non-profit program with the mission to help change lives by connecting people and homes. We facilitate matches between home providers--people with an extra room--and home seekers--those looking for a home.  It is a way to meet the housing challenges faced by seniors and others. It helps provide affordable housing with existing resources, allows for aging-in-place, builds community and empowers community members.

We are a 501(c)(3) public benefit non-profit corporation. Our Federal I.D. number is EIN# 82-3151265.

Over 37,500 residents of San Luis Obispo County are over 65 and 10,000 of these residents live alone. Many of these 10,000 SLO county residents are 'over-housed' and have room to spare.  Finding the right person to share your home can be a daunting task, but we're here to help every step of the way. The rewards of additional income, a helping hand when you need it, someone to share the daily household chores, and the satisfaction that comes with knowing you are helping a neighbor have a secure home--these are some of the joys of home sharing that we are dedicated to helping you realize.


Who is HomeShareSLO?  

Our Program Advisory Council, our administrative team and our wonderful volunteers!

HomeShareSLO's Program Advisory Council

Marcia Alter

Chair

Marcia brings many years of success in the profit and non-profit arena as a small business owner, fundraiser and teacher. She is enjoying her retirement years as an active volunteer and launching Laughter Wellness awareness throughout our county.

Marianne Kennedy

Vice Chair

Ms. Kennedy has over 30 years of experience working with community non-profit groups. Recognizing the need for affordable housing for vulnerable populations, she believes homesharing can be part of the solution. 

Lisa Gonzalez, EA, MBA

Treasurer

Lisa Gonzalez is a professional accountant and an IRS enrolled agent. She handles the books for several local nonprofits and has served on the boards as well. Lisa's commitment to helping nonprofits utilize best financial practices is a great asset to our community.

Tim Waag

Secretary

Just a regular old Central Coast guy who raised some kids, and feels like he has something to say. Tim works as a housing advocate and is active for progressive causes in the community.

Jo Oliver, RN

Board Member

Jo Oliver, RN, works with the vulnerable population of aging seniors. Jo joined HomeShareSLO as Program Advisory Council President in 2015.

Grace Crittenden, MD

Board Member

Dr. Grace Crittenden is an internist in San Luis Obispo. Dr. Crittenden has many senior clients and sees isolation as a contributor to poor health outcomes and believes homeshare can be a solution. 

Alan Prince

Board Member

Alan Prince is a practicing Occupational Therapist (OT) with over 22 years of experience working with adult and geriatric patients in a variety of settings. He is CAPS (Certified Aging in Place) certified through the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders).


Maggie Watson

Board Member


Maggie is currently sharing housing through HomeShareSLO. As a stakeholder, Maggie cares has the experience and understanding of the need in our community for this program. For more than 20 years, Maggie did life and job coaching and housing assistance in a transition assistance program for young adult with special needs. She currently works in customer service and also has her own business as a 'plant technician'.

Tom Potter 

Board Member

Tom is CAPSLO's liaison for landlords who are housing veterans. Tom understands the issues seekers face with landlords, knows the housing market and knows related laws and regulations. 

HomeShareSLO's Administrative Team

Anne Wyatt

Program Coordinator

Anne is a housing policy planning consultant who has shared housing for 30 years and she is a former county planning commissioner and frequent contributor to the national magazine Planning.

Stephanie Teaford

Outreach Coordinator

Stephanie has been involved in community building for the past 18 years. She's passionate about connecting groups and building bridges to accomplish shared goals.

Celeste Goyer

Operations Director

Celeste's background in marketing, graphic design and administrative organization for multi-family property management provides a broad range of operational oversight.

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Non-Discrimination

Choosing your home share partner is up to you. We'll provide pre-screened applicants who match your preferences. HomeShareSLO abides by the Fair Housing laws and accepts all applicants, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, the presence of minor children, receipt of public assistance or gender identity. It is your decision regarding who you want to live with.