Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon


Shared Housing
Need housing?
Want to share rent expenses with others?
Need help with chores or personal care?

Shared Housing may be the program for you.
Shared Housing is a matching and referral service bringing together those who need affordable housing with people who have homes and want help with rent, household chores or personal care. This exchange is beneficial to both the person seeking housing and the one offering it.

Many elderly, disabled and low-to-moderate income homeowners and renters have found that rent and/or services provided through homesharing have been an important factor in enabling them to remain in their homes. Home seekers have found affordable housing at low rent or in exchange for work.

Shared Housing in the News
"Program Finds Homes for Those in Need" – June 30, 2005, The Oregonian
"Standing Their Ground" – April 6, 2005, Portland Observer
"Shared housing goes up as economy goes down" – December 4, 2008, Beaverton Valley Times and Tigard Times

Wish List
Laser printer
Small office copier
Small table
Coat rack

Housing Connections

Contact Shared Housing
Barbara Stone, Program Manager
Phone: (503) 225-9924 Fax: (503) 226-2569
Location: First Baptist Church, 909 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205

Interviews by appointment Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phones are answered Monday through Friday, approximately 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Walk-in interviews (no appointment necessary) are held at:
• All Saints Episcopal Church in Hillsboro the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to noon
• Hillsboro Community Senior Center in Hillsboro the first and third Thursday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m.
• St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Tigard the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Shared Housing.
View Further information about Shared Housing.
View Shared Housing FAQs.