There are NO FEES associated with Home Share Pinellas application and no deposit fees for either the Home Provider or the Home Renter.
A: The program serves the residents of Pinellas & Pasco County, but if you live in Hillsborough County feel free to complete a Provider application.
Each applicant must successfully complete 5 steps to qualify for the program. The steps include; completing an application, passing a criminal background screening, proof of stable income, providing 3 references, and a face to face interview.
Yes, the Provider follows the same steps which includes a home inspection to ensure a quality living environment.
Yes, there is a signed lease agreement between the Provider and the Renter.
It is a customized matching process bases on the needs, wants, and preferences of the individuals involved.
The process requires that you give the Provider a 30 day notice.
There is no upfront deposit required. You move in, pay the agreed upon rent which typically includes utilities directly to the Provider.
Home Share is not a financial assistance program nor do we have individual apartments or homes for rent. We are an alternative housing solution for someone who has space in their home to rent out and an individual who is looking for long-term, affordable housing alternatives.