HomeShare St. Louis

HomeShare-St-Louis-Logo-RedPilot Program Details

  • This program matchs five (5) graduate students seeking off-campus housing with five (5) homeowners who are older adults (65 years of age or older). *
  • WashU graduate students pay rent to live with older adult homeowner.

* In some cases, adults “as young as 60” may be eligible to participate as well.


Older Adults/ Homeowners

  • Older adults who are homeowners can earn extra $3,000-6,000 a year to be used for general household expenses, property taxes, home owner insurance and/or home maintenance.
    • In addition, they may gain companionship or the increased safety that comes with having a “homemate”. Homeowner can be single or a couple.
  • Older adults and students may choose to exchange household chores, errand running and social interaction for lower rent payments.

College Graduate Students

  • Washington University Graduate Students pay as little as $3,000-6,000 a year, decreasing their housing costs by 20-50%, depending on their match agreement, by living with older homeowners.
    • In addition, they may gain companionship of an older adult or the increased support that comes with living with a St. Louis homeowner.
  • Older adults and students may choose to exchange household chores, errand running and social interaction for lower rent payments.

What This Program Is Not

  • Not a home healthcare program.
  • Not for seniors who rent their residence.
  • Not for landlords.
  • Not for groups of students who want to live together.

What We Offer

  • Suggest matches based on housing needs, budget constraints and personality
  • Verify identities and perform credit, and criminal and abuse background checks
  • Verify every home passes a housing inspection
  • Recommend a rent payment that helps homeowner and student
  • Suggest “house rules” that make homeowner and student happy
  • Check in periodically to make sure you’re having a positive experience
  • Additional budgeting and housing resources

Enrollment Timeline

  • Homeowners – Registration, NOW
  • Graduate Students – Registration, NOW
  • Move-In – Late August or early January (Call for other arrangements)

 

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