HomeShare, ElderHelp, Poway Senior Center

HomeShare

 
General Information
Description of ServiceIs an arrangement where two or more unrelated people share a home to their mutual advantage. Each person has a private bedroom and may or may not share a bathroom. The common living areas, such as the kitchen and living room are shared.

No emergency or urgent housing services provided.
Urgent Services ProvidedNo emergency or urgent housing services provided.
LocationNorth Inland
Geographical AreaPoway, Rancho Bernardo, Miramar, Scripps Ranch, 92064, 92074, 92128, 92129, 92131, 92145
Facility/ADA AccessWheelchair Accessible
Intake ProcedureCall, walk-in, or appointment.
Intake RequirementsTwo forms of identification:
• Photo ID - driver’s license or state ID card are preferred
• Social Security card, or provide your Social Security number

Proofs of Income:
• Copies of 2 most recent bank statements – REQUIRED
Additionally, one or more of the following items may be required:
• Paycheck stub showing year-to-date income
• Letter from Social Security Administration if you are receiving Social Security benefits, or Social Security Disability
• Other documents may be submitted, or substituted at the discretion of the HomeShare Coordinator.

Three References - provide name and phone number where the person can be reached.
• Supervisor reference, known at least 3 months & no more than 1 year old
• Landlord reference, known at least 3 months and no more than 1 year old
• Personal reference known at least 5 years - NOT FAMILY

Health Care Provider
• Name and phone number of the doctor(s) and/or therapist(s) you are currently seeing
• If you are taking prescription medications, provide name and phone number of the doctor or therapist who provides the prescription

Service Exchange Situation - the following items are required:
• Valid Driver’s License, if you have one
• Proof of car insurance, if you have a car
• Current print-out of your driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles, if you have a valid driver’s license.
Additional RequirementsYou do not have to make copies of your documents; the HomeShare Coordinator will make the necessary copies when you come for your interview.

• Letters of reference are not required. You only need to provide names and phone numbers for your references.
• Fingerprints are not required.
• You do not need to get your own doctor’s report. You only need to provide your doctor’s name and phone number.
Helpful TipsParticipants:

"Home Providers" are people who want to share their homes and vary in age, health and economic status. They must be mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially self-sufficient and not require personal care giving. Some are individuals who work or may be retired. They may be individuals or married couples. The home being shared may be a house, apartment, condominium, townhouse, mobile home or a senior community. The Provider may rent or own their home; however, the majority of people sharing their homes are owners.

"Home Seekers" are adults of all ages looking for affordable housing that may not wish to live alone or cannot afford to do so. They may be working people, students, retired, or someone who is in a lifestyle or career transition. They must be mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially self-sufficient.

Types of HomeShare:

In a rental situation the home Provider may rent out a spare bedroom at a below market rate for extra income.

In a service exchange situation, the Provider may offer a lower rent room in exchange for services such as housekeeping, cooking, gardening, transportation and companionship.
 
Client Information
Target PopulationSenior Citizens
Age GroupSenior Citizen/Older Adults
GenderEither
Income NotesMust have viable source of income.
EligibilityAges 18 years and older. NO FELONY CONVICTIONS.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNo fees. Home seekers must provide a set of fingerprints at their own expense.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Thursday; 8:00 am-2:00 pm Friday
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Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Ms. Kimberley Sloan
Contact's Position HomeShare Coordinator
Contact's Phone (858) 748-9675 (Poway)
Contact's Email ksloan@elderhelpofsandiego.org
Physical Site Address 1 13094 Civic Center Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Poway, CA 92064
Main Phone (619) 284-9281 (Main Office)
Fax (858) 748-6252
Web Address www.elderhelpofsandiego.org
 
Additional Information
Last Complete Service Update Date05/23/2017
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: ElderHelp
Affiliated Program: HomeShare
This Service: HomeShare, ElderHelp, Poway Senior Center
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Housing Search Assistance (BH-3900.3100)
Roommate/Housemate Matching Assistance (BH-3900.7500)
Senior Housing Information and Referral (BH-8500.8000)