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). The State of 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 Landlords
As a landlord, there are many benefits to renting to clients that choose to live with a housemate.
- Financial incentives paid per tenant upon initial lease signing
- Access to the Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund to rehab your unit to meet inspection standards or for damage claims
- Post your units for free on Padmission and access a pool of ready-to-rent tenants
- Tenants receive ongoing case management and peer navigation support services to assist with housemate conflicts
- Fill your larger units faster
Questions & Answers
- Q: What happens when a tenant does not pay rent or vacates early?
- A: Property Manager would inform the tenant’s case manager who would then troubleshoot with the tenant for non-payment. If a tenant was to leave early, the Shared Housing Coordinator would work with the existing tenant(s) to find a suitable housemate to fill the vacancy.
- Q: What happens if there is conflict among tenants?
- A: Peer navigators trained in conflict mediation can support tenant relations.
- Q: How are utilities handled?
- A: Ideally utilities are in the landlord/properties name. If this is not possible the housemates will come to an agreement on how to handle utility payments.
If you have any questions please contact LEAPS@clarkcountynv.org.