SmartShare Housing Solutions
HomeShareSLO, Tiny House Consulting, Co-Living Collaborative: three programs, one goal--to create more safe, affordable housing and empower our community. 

COVID 19 Update--The health and safety of our clients is our top priority. We are staying aligned with County of SLO recommendations for social distancing and will continue to modify procedures as needed. As of July 1st, we have resumed more services for our HomeShareSLO housemate-matching program, including facilitating matches that have shared space in the home. Join us by phone for our twice-monthly Coffee Chats at noon on the second and fourth Wednesday--bring your own coffee and let's talk about homesharing and other creative housing solutions. More info on the Events page. We are available by phone and email during our regular hours M-Th 9-6 for your questions. Stay well and let's stay connected.

Bringing together people with an extra bedroom with those who are seeking housing they can afford. Learn more

Helping the community understand and implement the new rules allowing tiny homes on wheels in shared backyards. Learn more

Exploring ownership opportunities to provide deed-restricted affordable, sustainability focused, community-centered housing. Learn more.

Phone-in Coffee Chats start on second and fourth Wednesdays July 22nd at noon!  Join a group chat by phone conference about homesharing and other creative housing options. All you need is a phone, smart or otherwise, and your housing questions to join the conversation.

More on the Events page.

SmartShare Housing Solutions Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 am to 6 pm 805-215-5474

SmartShare Housing Solutions, a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, develops innovative housing solutions that add to the stock of attainable, sustainable housing. We are a 501(c)(3) public benefit non-profit corporation. Our Federal I.D. number is EIN# 82-3151265. SmartShare Housing Solutions is a member of the National Shared Housing Resource Center and currently operates three programs.

HomeShareSLO facilitates matches between home providers--people with an extra room--and home seekers--those looking for a home. It helps provide affordable housing with existing resources, allows for aging-in-place, builds community and empowers community members. Since launching in 2016, the program has facilitated 54 matches between clients, providing housing, income and security for 100 clients.

Tiny House Consulting works to educate and inspire people around the new affordable, sustainable housing option of tiny houses on wheels. New ordinances allowing THOWs in qualifying backyards in the City of SLO offer exciting opportunities for affordable homeownership and rentals of tiny homes in underutilized backyard spaces. A nonprofit third-party can help agencies and applicants navigate the new territory and establish best practices.

Co-Living Collaborative aims to expand housing options through development of affordable, eco-minded shared living created by converting existing commercial spaces such as older motels and bed and breakfast inns to co-living centers with a mix of shared and private spaces. The program has been evaluating potential projects since 2017. In addition to creating needed housing for lower income renters in SLO County, the goal is to create a model for such conversions that can be replicated in other communities.

Choosing your home share partner is up to you. We'll provide pre-screened applicants who match your preferences. HomeShareSLO abides by the Fair Housing laws and accepts all applicants, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, the presence of minor children, receipt of public assistance or gender identity. It is your decision regarding who you want to live with.