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I live in a single family residence and I am considering getting a Roommate as a way to afford staying in my home.

Be careful when looking for a roommate and if possible use a roommate matching service. Below are some resources and suggestions:

  • Home Sharing is a housing model that matches home owners with home seekers.
  • The best practice and matches happen when a professional home sharing organization works to match the home owner and home seeker for compatibility.
  • Home sharing allows the home owner to generate income or trade rent for assistance with basic household chores if needed.

Roommate Services

Sunshine Home Share – Serving the Denver Area
The Sunshine Home Share program uses a thoughtful matching process to promote safety and compatibility while supporting a mutually beneficial relationship between the Home Provider and the Home Seeker.
Website: https://www.sunshinehomeshare.org/

Senior Homeshares – Nationwide
Senior Homeshares is a nationwide online housemate service specifically for older adults. They help you find companionship, live more safely, and ease your finances.
Website: https://www.seniorhomeshares.com/

SilverNest – Nationwide
Silvernest provides tools, answers questions and expertly guides you every step of the way, from match to move-out day.
Website: https://www.silvernest.com/

Additional Resources

Contact your local Area Agency on Aging and 2-1-1 and they may know of additional resources on this topic.

Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
An Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a public nonprofit agency designated by a state to address the needs and concerns of all older persons at the regional and local levels. AAAs are primarily responsible for a geographic area, also known as a planning and service area (PSA), that is either a city, a single county, or a multi-county district. AAAs coordinate and offer services that help older adults remain in their homes, if that is their preference, aided by services such as home-delivered meals, homemaker assistance, and whatever else it may take to make independent living a viable option.
Find your local AAA by visiting their website or calling 1-800-677-1116.
Website: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

2-1-1 Colorado
2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community. Dial 2-1-1 from your phone or visit their website.
Website: https://www.211colorado.org/

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