Sunshine Home Share Colorado (Sunshine) was established in 2015 to meet the growing demand for in-home affordable senior supportive services and the increasing need for affordable housing. Sunshine is the first home sharing program in the state. Seniors with an empty bedroom rent to individuals needing an affordable place to live and price the rent in accordance with hours of additional services or companionship provided. Staff help Home Provider and Home Seeker create a Living Together Contact so expectations of chores, companionship, and supports are agreed upon prior to living together. Home Sharing increases the Home Providers access to transportation, improves home upkeep, decreases social isolation, relieves caregiver burden, increases economic security, and creates affordable housing using existing housing stock.
"home share was just exactly what I wanted" Sally Collins Home Provider
" it is helping me have a longer, happier life" Martin Holmes Home Seeker
"I was about to be in my car with my cat. Living with Dwight I feel I have a home and a sense of purpose. It has changed my life" Jackie Home Seeker
Sunshine Home Share Colorado (Sunshine) is a program developed to assist seniors in their ability to age in place by increasing their network of support. Through community collaborations and partnerships, we increase community access to affordable housing by utilizing existing housing stock and provide our clients with information about, and referrals to other community organizations providing supportive services.