The Monroe, Pike Wayne SHARE Housing program has more than a dozen participants waiting to share their homes in Wayne and Pike Counties.
The program is designed to help seniors, over age 60, to remain in their homes by pairing them with people age 18 and older who need affordable housing. The tenants, who have their own rooms, may provide companionship and services such as cleaning, cooking and transportation in exchange for low rent payments.
Both sharers are vetted by the agency, which conducts background and security checks and interviews them separately to ensure a good match. To learn more, contact Pike and Wayne Coordinator Larisa Yusko at 570-832-5133.
The following situations are currently available:
Lake Como-Female, couple, or female with child, no pets, non-smoker, little rent, host has dog. Damascus-No pets, outdoor smoker ok, no drinking in house. Waymart-2 rooms, 1 person must be over 60, no pets, non-smoker. Waymart-Male or Female, outdoor smoker ok, drinker ok, dog ok, hostr has outside dog. Lakeville-Male or female, nonsmoking, non-drinker, no pets, host has dog. Pleasant Mount-Female, pets ok, older adult, outdoor smoker ok.
Bushkill- Female, over 60, pets ok, owner has dog and cat. Milford Area/Gated Community-Must be over 60, female, cat or dog ok, outdoor smokers ok, host has dog. Dingman’s Ferry-Female, pets ok, outdoor smoker ok, must cook, little rent. Bushkill-Female, small dog ok, older adult. Hawley Area-Female, outdoor smoker ok, no pets, no drinking, host ha a small dog, little rent. Milford-Close to town, female, drinker ok. Millrift-Female, rural setting, must drive, no rent, host has dog. Bushkill-Female, non-smoker, nondrinker, no pets, gated community, must have a car, no rent. Shohola-female, outdoor smoker, small dog ok, older adult.