Is this program for me?

Qualification Checklists for Home Providers and Seekers

If you're in SLO county, have an extra bedroom and are looking for income from rent or help with tasks around the house, let's talk. Concerned about COVID? See our info page, here.

Have a Home to Share?

Home Provider Program Qualifications

  • Could you use some extra income or some help with tasks around the house?
  • Do you have an extra bedroom in your home in SLO County? 
  • Can you provide three personal references?
  • Do you have a valid I.D.?
  • Can you pass a background check? 
  • Last 2 years free of alcohol/substance addiction issues?
  • Providers can be owners or renters with mortgage/lease in good standing.
  • Must be living independently or with support system in place and able to fully participate in program by advocating for yourself and interacting with staff and housemate

If you're looking for safe, affordable housing and meet the following qualifications, contact our office to be pre-qualified and learn more about getting started. 805-215-5474

Looking for a Home?

Home Seeker Program Qualifications (Revised Oct 12, 2020)

  • Can you provide proof of income and 2-3 months of bank statements to verify your ability to pay rent?
  • If not able to pay average market rent, are you willing to help with household tasks for reduced rent?
  • Can you provide three references (no family or domestic partners)?
  • Do you have a valid I.D.?
  • Is your rental history free of evictions?
  • No felony or misdemeanor convictions for last 7 years? No history of violent crimes, elder abuse or fraud?
  • Last 2 years free of alcohol/substance addiction issues?
  • Note: if applying with another person, or as a couple, you both must qualify individually

We background screen all participants. If you have an eviction, or convictions for felonies or misdemeanors in the last 7 years, you won't qualify. Give us a call to talk to us for any issues more than 7 years ago. HomeShareSLO background screens applicants through national and local criminal records, eviction database, DMV records, I.D. verification, and sex offender registry check.


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.