HomeShare Oregon expands access to affordable housing through homesharing. We believe this is a direct way to prevent housing instability, foreclosure, and homelessness.
We see homesharing as an immediate solution to our affordable housing crisis. Connecting homeowners who have space to share with renters seeking affordable housing is a common sense, immediately available response to prevent housing instability.
Bottom Line for Portland
Portland metro's housing crisis has become a humanitarian crisis. Currently, we are severely behind in housing production at all income levels and we have seen a steady increase in homelessness. Senior women are now the fastest growing population of the unhoused. The average one bedroom, one bath apartment is between $1,500 - $1,700.00 monthly and experts predict by the end of 2023, this number will exceed $2,000. The average home sharing agreement is on average $800-$900 a month—almost $1,000 less than the current market rate. To date, over 484 homeowners in the Portland metro area signed-up with Home Share Oregon to rent a spare bedroom which reduced the need for 484 low-income apartments. We work in partnership with organizations to increase access to affordable housing by engaging the community and putting to work the underutilized housing inventory which already exists, and with counties and cities to incentivize and encourage homeowners to participate.
“HomeShare Oregon provides a matchmaking service that streamlines the roommate selection process. Sharing where I live is personal and private. I found an almost perfect roommate.”
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At HomeShare Oregon, we are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization. We believe that our strength lies in our ability to embrace and celebrate the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences of every individual we serve. Our commitment to DEI is reflected in our dedication to serving BIPOC communities, older populations, and women whose access to affordable housing are disproportionately affected.
The Swigert-Warren Foundation has graciously offered to match all donations of $50 and above, up to $7,500.
Bridgetown Wealth Management has graciously offered to match all donations of $50 and above, up to $2,500.
HereTogether: We are proud to partner with HereTogether, which advocates for robust, effective implementation of the 10-year, $2.5 billion Supportive Housing Services measure, a region-wide initiative that their coalition championed. They are committed to addressing the root causes of homelessness in pursuit of a Portland region where everyone has access to housing, support, services, and income that allow them to thrive.
The Swigert-Warren Foundation: We are thrilled to partner with the Swigert-Warren Foundation. They have graciously offered to match donations of $50 and above, up to $7,500.
Bridgetown Wealth Management: Corporate Philanthropy is a core tenant of what we do at Bridgetown Wealth Management. We are a small local business comprised of native Portlanders, as such we believe that we have a responsibility to serve the community that we live in. We are supporting HomeShare Oregon in their mission to expand access to affordable housing through homesharing because we believe every person deserves the opportunity to utilize this solution and have a place they can call home during the affordable housing crisis.
Year Founded: 2021
Tax ID: 86-3754694
HomeShare Oregon is in the Home category which is sponsored by Neil Kelly.
They're a little-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.