• 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 program includes thorough background checks. Through the process, we are here to guide and support you.

If you do not have access to the internet, don't worry, our staff will be happy to help you fill out your application and view potential housemates.


  • 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
  • Photo of home seekers for homeshare

    Home Seeker

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

Step 1

Submit an Application

This is where you list your personal needs housemate preferences, and expectations of the homesharing agreement.

Step 1

Step 2

Intake call with HomeShare Hub™️ staff

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

Step 2

Step 3

Look for Potential Housemates

View our other HomeShare participants and let our HomeShare Hub™ Coordinator know who you would like to connect with. Our HomeShare Hub™ Coordinator will help you schedule a time to meet with a potential housemate. 

Step 3

Step 4

Find your Match!

  • Conduct a background check provided by HomeShare Hub™
  • 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 4

Step 5

Sustain 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 5

Start your HomeShare Journey Today!

Want to know more? Need assistance?

We're here to help!

Contact HomeShare Hub™️ Support.

Phone: (208) 295-1694

Email: HomeShare@nwboise.org

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.


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