• Ease financial burdens
  • Experience community and companionship
  • Security of not living alone
  • Pathway to 'age in place'
  • Services can be exchanged for reduced rent, offering more flexibility
  • Ongoing support from a trusted community partner

HomeShare Hub

NeighborWorks® Boise's HomeShare Hub offers a more flexible, mutually beneficial living situation than traditional renting. We connect HOME PROVIDERS with HOME SEEKERS.

Your safety is always our priority, our matching software includes thorough background checks. Through the process, we are here to guide and support you.

HomeShare Hub uses a nationally recognized HomeShare software, Silvernest™.

  • Home Providers who participate in Landlord Training, are eligible for 3 months of free Premium Silvernest Membership
  • Home Seekers who participate in Rental Counseling, are eligible for 3 months of free Premium Silvernest Membership
  • If you are income-qualified, you may also qualify for a free Premium Silvernest Membership
  • There is a free membership option, with limited features

If you do not have access to the internet, don't worry, our staff will be happy to help you set up your account.

 

  • Home Provider

    • Empty nesters with extra space
    • Snowbirds who need a reliable house sitter
    • Homeowners who could use additional income
    • Seniors who could use help maintaining home
  • Home Seeker

    • Seasonal workers, traveling nurses, arts workers
    • People saving to purchase a home
    • College students
    • Americorps Vistas

Step 1

Submit an Inquiry

Interested Home Seekers and Home Providers fill out an interest form. HomeShare Hub's Coordinator will reach out to you.

Step 1

Step 2

Intake with HomeShare Hub staff

Our team will answer your questions and provide guidance as you start your homesharing journey. 

Step 2

Step 3

Do Training & Schedule Site visit

Home Providers: Do Landlord Training and schedule site visit with NeighborWorks® Boise.

Home Seekers: Do Rental Coaching with NeighborWorks® Boise.

Step 3

Step 4

Create your Silvernest Profile

Set up your profile for HomeShare Hub's home sharing software, Silvernest. This is where you list your personal needs, housemate preferences, and expectations of the home sharing arrangement.

Step 4

Step 5

Find your match!

Set up an interview with potential housemate.

Review HomeShare Agreement. 

We recommend providing one or two references and a one-week trial period before moving in to ensure the match will work for both parties. 

Step 5

Step 6

Sustaining your Match

HomeShare Hub will be in regular contact with you to hear about your experience. Check-ins will occur monthly for at least six months.

Step 6

Start your HomeShare Journey Today!

Home Provider Inquiry

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Home Seeker Inquiry

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The HomeShare Hub does not provide emergency housing, and placement is not based upon vulnerability. It can take weeks or months to find a compatible match. HomeShare Hub cannot guarantee a match for any participant.

Questions?

Contact HomeShare Hub Support.

Phone: (208) 295-1694

Email: HomeShare@nwboise.org

HOMESHARE HUB PARTNERS

My husband and I began sharing our 3,000-square-foot home a few months after we bought it in 1986, and we have continued to homeshare since then. We wanted to provide affordable housing for itinerant journalists and other folks, as well as speed up our mortgage payoff. It worked!

Over years of homesharing, we’ve met dozens of interesting people, many of whom remain our friends today. Among them are a Chinese geology research scientist (now back home in Beijing), a paraplegic who showed us what independence means, and a man who planted our fruit orchard while living here and now tends it as a contractor. We’ve improved our communication skills, our understanding of human nature and our bank account, all at the same time.

Diane, Home Provider