Metro HomeShare helps Home Providers stabilize and retain their housing, while offering access to affordable rent or services to Home Seekers. In a home share arrangement, we work with Home Providers to identify their needs, which may include financial burdens, loneliness, or inability to live alone and complete everyday tasks. We also work with Home Seekers who may be unable to qualify for traditional affordable housing options, facing homelessness, and cannot afford market-rate rents. We then facilitate the matching process until a homeshare agreement has been made. Additionally, we offer case management services to support both parties for up to two years once a match has been made.
Our program is a revitalization and a relaunch of our previous home share program Shared Housing, which was closed in 2013 due to government budget cuts. Shared Housing was responsible for thousands of home share agreements in the Portland metro area. We are excited to continue expanding on the success and impact of Shared Housing through Metro HomeShare.
The program launched on October 2, 2017. Metro HomeShare staff are now accepting applications and facilitating matches.
Download Home Provider Application
Download Home Seeker Application
Learn more about how MHS works.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Metro HomeShare (MHS) helps Home Providers stabilize and retain their housing, while offering access to affordable rent or services to Home Seekers. Our program also addresses deeper human needs for connection, community, independence and empowerment. Together, MHS, Home Providers and Home Seekers will improve the quality life for all program participants.
Pauline Burkey, Program Manager
Jennifer Carter, Program Assistant
We are proud to partner with agencies, organizations and funders who believe in the impact a shared housing program can have in the Portland metro area. EMO and Metro HomeShare are proud to work in collaboration with:
Meyer Memorial Trust
Portland Housing Bureau
Elders in Action
Multnomah County Aging, Disability & Veteran’s Services
African American Alliance for Home Ownership
10011 SE Division St., Suite 314, Portland, OR 97266
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