Shared Housing is when two or more unrelated individuals share a home or apartment with separate leases with the landlord. Clients that choose this housing option would share the costs of living with a chosen housemate(s).  Nevada has the greatest shortage of affordable housing in any state in the country; this option opens up larger units to clients served by the homeless response system.

Shared Housing Information for Clients

Interested in potentially sharing a house or apartment in order to reduce your housing costs? If you have someone already in mind that you would like to live with, let your case manager know! If not, we have set up a process to match you with potentially compatible housemates. Here is a quick overview of the process:  

  1. Your case manager will help you fill out the Shared Housing Preference Form which is just a quick survey to find out what you are willing to live with and what you are not willing to live with (your deal breakers!).
  2. The Shared Housing Coordinator will review your answers and the answers of other clients looking for housemates for compatibility.
  3. If you have matches, a Peer Navigator will set up a 20 minute meet-n-greet with those potential matches. If you don’t feel comfortable moving forward with housing with the person that you meet the Shared Housing Coordinator will continue to look for matches for you. People will be constantly added to the system.
  4. If the meet-n-greet is a success and all housemates want to move forward- fantastic! The Peer Navigator will set up another meeting to discuss housing preferences.
  5. If you and your match(es) agree to live together you will search for housing with your case manager, view units, and agree on a place to live.
  6. You and your housemate will create a housemate agreement to decide on things like who will pay what bills, guest policies, quiet hours, chores, and common area rules.
  7. You and your housemate will each sign a separate lease with the landlord.

Ready to start the process? Reach out to your case manager!   

Don’t have a case manager? Reach out to the Shared Housing Coordinator at or by phone at 702-462-2253.

Shared Housing FAQ

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With the enactment of the HEARTH Act in 2009, the CoC is now an entity that implements the HUD CoC program and includes all who choose to participate and are concerned with and/or are providing services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.

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