About us
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 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

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

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).


Barrie DuBois

Board Member

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 Balsamo-Lilien

Board Member

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 Gottesfeld

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 Wyatt

Executive Director

Anne is a housing policy planning consultant and frequent contributor to the national magazine Planning, Vice Chair of the San Luis Obispo County Commission on Aging, National Shared Housing Resource Center board member, and a former County Planning Commissioner.

Stephanie Teaford

Outreach Director

Stephanie has been involved in community building for the past 18 years. Active in public health circles and chairing the Healthy Communities Work Group of the county's Heal SLO coalition, Stephanie recognizes the importance of safe and affordable housing for both individual and community health and passionately works for an inclusive and generationally diverse community.

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.