Metro HomeShare is not currently creating new matches. If you have any questions, please email emo@emoregon.org.

Metro HomeShare helps homeowners stabilize and retain their housing by developing the unused portions of their home into affordable rentals for home seekers. This program also addresses deeper human needs for connection, community, independence and empowerment.

How Home Sharing Works

The goal is to ensure that every home provider and home seeker feel confident when entering a home share agreement. This is accomplished though:

    • reference checks
    • home visits
    • background checks
    • comprehensive matching profile and collect

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Home Provider Criteria

    • An individual with extra space in their home
    • Legally able to rent the extra space
    • A willingness to live with a housemate and share common areas of their home
    • Ability to rent out a room at a below-market rate
    • An individual seeking assistance in the form of rent or services or a combination of both
    • Able to pass a criminal background check

Home Seeker Criteria

    • An individual in need of housing
    • A willingness to live with a housemate and share common areas of their home
    • A willingness to participate in a service exchange agreement as part of a home share arrangement
    • Able to pass a criminal background check

Update

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to make new matches at this time. It is unclear when matches may be able to resume. We are currently focusing our efforts on supporting our existing clients and advocating for all Oregonians at the city, county and state levels. If you have any questions, please email emo@emoregon.org.

Contact

location 245 S. Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239
phone (503) 221-1054
email emo@emoregon.org