Shared housing allows for housing that is both affordable and offers social connection.

In a nation in which affordable housing is scarce and independence is equated with living alone, new approaches are needed. Shared housing is an ancient method of survival and well being that can be adapted to modern life.


We work with organizations, housing professionals, the aging network and local officials seeking innovative models to address the twin issues of affordable housing and social isolation. Through education, advocacy, and model development these entwined needs can be addressed by empowering individuals to make this housing choice. On this site, we offer resources on how to pursue shared housing.


We envision a world in which sharing housing is a commonly accepted living arrangement and individuals are happy, safe, and at peace as they realize the benefits of cost savings, companionship, help with tasks, and mutual support.


Annamarie Pluhar,  President
Josh Roberts, Vice President
Lisa Sieverts, Secretary
Ellen DudleyTreasurer
Janet F. Cramer
Dorothy Mazeau