Thank you for your interest in Vashon HouseHold Homeshare Partners. 

Please read through the following:

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Homeshare
  • Program Requirements
  • A Self-Questionaire for those considering Homesharing

 

Completely fill out, sign and date the following:

  • A Home Provider or Home Seeker Application, including references
  • Waiver and Release of All Liability
  • Authorization for Criminal Background Check
  • A check made payable to Vashon Household for $10 for the background check ($25 if you have lived outside of Washington State in the past 10 years)

Return these documents to the Vashon HouseHold office:

PO Box 413
Vashon, WA 98070
Fax:  (206) 463-1435
In person:  1730096th Place SW, Vashon

 

Check  into:

How Homesharing will affect your income

If your income is affected, check with the IRS about the effect on your income taxes.

  • Eligibility for SSI, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Chore Services, Utility Supplements, Dental Supplements
  • Home and/or renters insurance

Approval Process

 

  • Let your references know that Homeshare partners will be contacting them.
  • When VHHHP contacts you to schedule an interview, arrange a day/time to meet in the VHHHP offices
  • Meet at VHHHP offices on scheduled day and time for Application Interview

 

Making a Match

 

  • If Homeshare Partners contacts you to meet a potential Homesharer, follow up with VHHHP or with the Homesharer to schedule a meeting with this person.
  • Meet with Home Seekers in public setting.  If you seem compatible, arrange another meeting to talk more and perhaps see the home to be shared.
  • Recommended: Before moving in, make a homesharing agreement (using Homeshare Partners’ sample form, or one of your own design)
  • Send Homeshare Partners a copy of homeshare agreement (by fax, mail, or drop off)

 

Homesharing

 

  • When contacted by Homeshare Partners, complete brief telephone follow-up interviews
  • Maintain a tidy, safe living space and abide by the terms of the homesharing agreement 
  • Periodically review homesharing agreement and negotiate changes as needed
  • If conflicts arise, use Homeshare Partners’ Conflict Resolution Suggestions to help settle differences
  • If you decide to end the homesharing arrangement, contact Homeshare Partners and complete a brief telephone exit interview
  • Contact Homeshare Partners if you ever want to have your name removed from our list of actively searching HomeSharers; otherwise, your name will be in our database until you find a match.
  • Contact Homeshare Partners if you need to update your application

 

 

Please call (206) 463-6455 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.