Many of you have read about SHARE, a new housing program available to older adults in Adams County. SHARE is a Shared Housing Match-up Pilot Program, designed to help older adults age in place, while offering affordable housing to other adults 18 and over. In this program, unrelated individuals share a home to their mutual benefit.

A homeowner (host) offers a private bedroom and shares the living, dining and other common spaces with a home seeker (sharer.) In exchange, the sharer pays reasonable rent and provides agreed upon services. For example, in exchange for a private bedroom and reasonable rent, the sharer can help with chores or daily living activities which make it challenging for the host to stay independent in their home.

Valery Adams is the Adams County Office for Aging SHARE counselor.

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