HomeShareSLO--creating housing solutions by connecting people and homes
HomeShareSLO Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 am to 6 pm 805-215-5474
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. HomeShareSLO is a member of the National Shared Housing Resource Center.
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 Board of Directors, our administrative team and our wonderful volunteers!
HomeShareSLO's Board of Directors
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.
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
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 is passionate about creating affordable housing opportunities and assisting un-housed persons, and he's not afraid to get his hands dirty or tell you what he thinks. He can often be found along the banks of San Luis Creek offering supplies, assistance and a friendly word. Tim's a strong believer in homelessness prevention through programs like HomeShareSLO.
Grace Crittenden, MD
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 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 is currently sharing housing through HomeShareSLO. As a stakeholder, Maggie has the experience and understanding of the need in our community for this program and a personal view of its benefits. For more than 20 years, Maggie did life and job coaching and housing assistance in a transition assistance program for young adults with special needs. She currently works in customer service and also has her own business as a 'plant technician'.
Eric's 40 years of real estate experience in development, management, and mortgage lending led to his involvement in affordable housing efforts through People's Self Help Housing in SLO. Eric brings a creative approach to problem solving and hands-on expertise. In addition to his board duites for HomeShareSLO, he's currently serving as board president of the SLO Natural Foods Co-op.
Barrie has a corporate background in HR and organizational consulting for large global organizations, including Nike, Williams Sonoma, Inc., Cisco Systems, and Groupon.
Barrie has served on several arts and professional boards and volunteered with CASA and with the International Rescue Association. She's currently a Commissioner in SLO and sits on the Human Relations Commission and the Personnel Commission.
Joanna's a Property Management Specialist for Family Care Network, managing properties for youth aging out of the foster care system and formerly homeless families. She has many years of working to create and support affordable housing from both the non-profit and government sector. "I am passionate about the need for affordable housing as well as the need to maximize our use of all the resources available. HomeShare is the perfect marriage of those two."
Sharon has a legal background and currently volunteers with the History Center and as a tutor with Literacy with Life. Her experience sharing housing with seniors in New York City gives her valuable perspective on the challenges and benefits of homesharing.
HomeShareSLO's Administrative Team
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 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'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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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.