Reduce your housing costs by sharing
Shared Housing is a home share matching service that brings together people who are looking for a room with people who want to share their home. We offer continued support and assistance to you while finding and negotiating living arrangements.
• Reduce housing costs
• Get help with chores
• Share in household responsibilities
• Enjoy living with other people or do not want to live alone
• Feel safer with someone else in the house
• Support community members
Shared Housing has been a trusted community resource since 1982. We have developed a structured system to you find a housemate and set up a home share.
Home sharing is one of the most affordable housing options available. Rent prices and services exchanges are based on current market rates and community need. Most home shares are around half the price of a studio or one bedroom apartment. Shared Housing participants determine rent or service exchange amounts and make payment arrangements.
Shared Housing serves Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Clark Counties. We will
interview you, talk about your home share needs and find people or households that match
those needs. A fee of $10 to $50 (income-based) is charged, you must provide three personal references
and agree to release criminal conviction history to use the service. Shared Housing policies must be followed while participating in the program.
Office Location: First Baptist Church, 909 SW Eleventh Ave., Portland, OR 97205.
Phone: (503) 225-9924 Fax: (503) 226-2569
Hours vary based on staff availability. Please call for details.
How to get here by Tri-Met:
• MAX heading West: blue and red line 'Galleria' Stop
• MAX heading East: blue and red line 'Library' Stop
• Street Car: Eleventh and Taylor
All Shared Housing Program participants are expected to treat staff, volunteers and other participants with respect and dignity. Shared Housing has the right to terminate services to individuals at any time.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Shared Housing.
Download Shared Housing brochure.
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