• homeshare@loyalistcollege.com
  • 613-969-1913, ext. 2105

Why Home-Sharing?

Housing costs are on the rise for both older adults and students. Housing options are on a steady decline.

Solution: Two unrelated people share a house or apartment to their mutual advantage.

Bonus: Intergenerational living.

Shared Spaces, Connecting Generations.

Home Share is an innovative, mutually beneficial housing solution that skillfully matches older adults in Hastings & Prince Edward Counties with Loyalist students. *No personal or medical care is provided as part of this program

What Is Home-Sharing?

A home-sharing agreement that is mutually beneficial for both people. Benefits:

For the older adult:

  • Financial gain for renting out a bedroom
  • Social support
  • Companionship
  • Supports “aging in place”
  • Can decrease loneliness and social isolation
For the student:
  •  Lower than market value cost of rent for a room
  • Approximately seven hours per week of companionship, light housekeeping, chores or agreed upon tasks between the student and older adult
  • Ideal for international students to address social isolation and cost of living

Support & Safety

Home Share Loyalist is facilitated by a team of social service workers who prioritize safety and respectful connections. 

All participants complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening and all homes receive a Home Safety Audit. Social service workers provide support.

Is Home Share Right For You?

  1. Are you an older adult (55+) who has a spare bedroom? OR Are you a Loyalist Student?
  2. Are you willing to share your living space?
  3. Are you open to new experiences and people?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, Tell Us About Yourself to learn more about if Home Share may be right for you.

How It Works