Share Your Home

Share Your Home

Do you own your home and have a spare room available?

Sharing your home may be a solution to allow you to age in place by providing help with household tasks. Our applicants go through a rigorous screening process that focuses on your safety. We match based on individual needs, what each individual can offer, personalities and lifestyles. 

 

Young adults moving into your home will be required to complete up to 12 hours of household tasks per week in exchange for free rent outlined in an agreement. 

 

TASKS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Light Housework (ie: dishes, laundry, dishwasher, vacuuming)

  • Home Maintenance (ie: minor repairs, cleaning vents/gutters, painting) 

  • Moving, lifting, carrying, or reaching

  • Laundry

  • Pet Care

  • Snow removal/Seasonal Yard Maintenance 

  • Shopping/Running Errands

  • Meal Preparation

  • Gardening

  • Companionship 

  • Computer help

 

Applicants will be required to complete a criminal record and vulnerable sector check and have no history or pending charges of crimes. Applicants will also be required to submit 3 references including a character reference, employer reference and landlord reference.

 

Questions to ask yourself if considering to share your home:

  • Are you willing to share multiple areas of your home and have a room to offer to a younger adult?

  • Are you open-minded, welcoming, willing to be flexible?

  • Are you able to confront problems and find mutually beneficial solutions?

  • Do you have strong interpersonal and communication skills?

  • Can you provide any form of mentorship?

  • Do you enjoy engaging in conversation?

HOME REQUIREMENTS:

  • For this pilot, we are looking for homes in the Greater Fredericton area.

  • Have a private room available

  • Provide safe living conditions

  • Home must be sanitary/clean

BENEFITS OF SHARING YOUR HOME:

  • Reduces social isolation

  • Improves health and well-being for participants

  • Encourages community engagement

  • Assistance in household tasks

  • Improves quality of life

 

APPLY:

If this living solution sounds right for you, you can find our application form 

Once our team has reviewed your application, we will schedule a phone or in-person interview to discuss next steps.

Administration Hours:
Monday - Friday / 8:00am - 4:00pm
241 Canada St.
Fredericton, NB
E3A 4A1
(506) 457-1717

admin@theville.ca

We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional unceded territory of Wolastoqiyik people. 

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