HomeShareSLO--creating housing solutions by connecting people and homes
HomeShareSLO Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 am to 6 pm 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.
Jo Oliver, RN
Jo Oliver, RN, works with the vulnerable population of aging seniors. Jo joined HomeShareSLO's efforts to help seniors age in place as Program Advisory Council President and served from 2015-2017. Jo is an experienced homesharer and brings a real world knowledge of its social value to our board.
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'.
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. Tom likes to "give back" helping people and looks forward to helping HSSLO collaborate and bring more safe, affordable housing to SLO County.
Joanne has spent the last 30 years in the Housing Industry in roles ranging from Realtor to appraiser to lender and is certified as a Senior Real Estate Specialist and Senior Move Manager. Joanne is President of Smooth Transitions, Central Coast; providing Premier Senior Relocation Services on the Central Coast.
A graduate of Cal Poly, Kevin started in the mortgage business in 1986, serving the Central Coast of California. He was the past President of SLO Green Build, an Ambassador for SLO Clean Energy, Treasurer for SEA Change, VP of Green Real Estate Education and more. He is a yoga and shiatsu instructor, author and an engaging public speaker.
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.