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 Case Managers

The Shared Housing Option is just that- an option your client can select when thinking about moving into permanent housing. The option allows your client to share a permanent housing residence with an unrelated individual or individuals and can help maintain stable housing after placement.

 Some topics that you may want to talk about with your client when discussing the Shared Housing Option:

  • Over thirty percent of the US population lives in a shared housing situation
  • Does your client already have someone that they would like as their housemate?
  • Depending on who your client is matched with, they could be housed with someone from a different agency or program and their case management and/or financial assistance may be different from their housemate(s)
  • Your client will have a chance to discuss their deal breakers with any potential housemate(s)
  • Your client will sign a separate lease with the landlord from their housemate(s)
  • Your client will sign a Housemate Agreement with anyone that they live with
  • When your client meets potential housemate(s), they need to be open and honest with what they would be able to tolerate and what they are looking for in a housemate

If your client is interested in shared housing, please help your client fill out the Shared Housing Preference Form in order to get matched to potential housemates.

Shared Housing Case Manager FAQs
Shared Housing Talking Points for Case Managers 
Shared Housing Brochure
Flowchart for Shared Housing- coming soon!
Roles and Responsibilities in Shared Housing- coming soon!  
Shared Housing Information for Clients  

Please contact the Shared Housing Coordinator at or by phone at 702-462-2253 with questions.

Southern Nevada Continuum of Care
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.

Agendas & Meeting Minutes
Learn about upcoming agendas and dates for Continuum of Care Board meetings or browse our archives.

Working Groups
Working Groups are established to address mandates and/or topics of critical importance to the SNH CoC and specifically referenced in the HEARTH Act.

About Homelessness
There are currently more than 100 service providers, including government entities, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups and corporate partners, that are working together to provide homeless prevention and assistance programs to bring an end to homelessness in our community.

The Plan
In 2007, the plan was developed using stakeholder input, to guide the work of the community in ending homelessness.

Gap Anaylsis
The gaps analysis identifies key unmet needs in the housing and services system.

Homeless Census
An annual Homeless Census is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all Continuums of Care throughout the country.

Coordinated Entry
Coordinated Entry (CE) is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is Southern Nevada’s strategy for a more efficient system to help people experiencing homelessness to access housing services.

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

National Partnerships
We maintain partnerships with several national organizations.

A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.

Public Input
The Continuum of Care appreciates your feedback! The Public Input section frequently request responses and feedback from stakeholders and the public. Please check the section for more information.

Training Opportunties
There is always more to learn.  We're here to help.

Funding Opportunities
Learn about opportunities to fund our cause.

Glossary of Terms
Definitions and acronyms to help you.

External Resources
Get information on CHAP Specific Resources.

Environmental Reviews
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires the analysis of the impact of federally funded projects on the environment and vice versa.

Property Partners
Find out how Operation HOME! can support your business.

About Operation HOME!
Operation HOME! is a regional initiative of Help Hope Home to find homes for 2,022 high-risk homeless Southern Nevadans at increased risk of COVID-19 by the end of 2022.

Contracted Provider Resources

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