About this Talk
There is no one way to home-share. There are many arrangements through which community members can build fulfilling home-sharing relationships. Understanding this variety can help communities to develop strategies that best serve community members. In this session, Amy Applegate discusses how her organization, SHARE Sonoma County, has created a home-sharing program that takes advantage of the 60 000 empty bedrooms within the county to match up landlords and tenants to help individuals find, and keep, affordable housing. She discusses various home-sharing arrangements, such as community houses, rent exchange, service exchange, or combination.