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Metro HomeShare is not currently creating new matches and will pause operations beginning July 2021. If you have any questions, please email

Metro HomeShare will conduct home visits, run background checks, create a comprehensive matching profile and collect references, ensuring each participant is a good fit for the program. Our thorough vetting process allows both the Home Provider and the Home Seeker to feel confident when entering the homeshare agreement.

Home Provider Criteria:
> An individual with extra space in their home, who is able to legally rent the extra space, and is willing to live with a housemate and share common areas of their home.
> An individual willing 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.
> Pass a criminal background check.

Download Home Provider Application

Home Seeker Criteria:
> An individual in need of housing who is willing to live with a housemate and share common areas of the home (e.g., kitchen, living room, backyard, etc.).
> An individual willing to participate in a service exchange agreement as part of the homeshare arrangement (e.g., housekeeping, pet care, companionship, etc.).
> Pass a criminal background check.

Download Home Seeker Intake Form


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. Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and Metro HomeShare are proud to work in collaboration with:

African American Alliance for Home Ownership
Beaverton Center for Mediation and Dialogue
City of Beaverton
City of Hillsboro
City of Tigard
Meyer Memorial Trust
Multnomah County Aging, Disability & Veteran’s Services
Portland Housing Bureau
Resolutions Northwest
Washington County

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location 245 S. Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239
phone (503) 221-1054