Georgian Bay Home Share

Matching home providers with home seekers

Georgian Bay Home Share matches home seekers and home providers to share living space within a home. The benefits of this arrangement include a mutual sharing of talents and abilities, culture, family and friends, interests and activities, and support and encouragement for each other.

Are you looking for housing in
the Town of Blue Mountains, Meaford area?

Are you a senior with a room to share?

Georgian Bay Home Share may be able to assist you.

Who we are

Georgian Bay Home Share is a new and unique ministry of Grace United Church in Thornbury. It addresses two social justice issues: the lack of affordable housing for low income earners and the difficulties faced by seniors who live alone and want to age in place, but need help to maintain their homes in the Blue Mountains, Thornbury, and Meaford areas.

How it works

Georgian Bay Home Share participants share household work and expenses, with an exchange of services in lieu of some rent. This win/win situation means reduced rent for the renter along with human contact and connection for the home provider. It results in a safety net and health benefits for both.

Home Share matches individuals through in-depth interviews by a qualified team, and establishes guidelines with a detailed memorandum of understanding outlining the living arrangement.

The process involves an online application; a personal, private and in-depth interview with the GBHS team; reference checks and police checks; a home visit; and meetings with the home seeker and home provider.

We gratefully welcome referrals of both home seekers and home providers. Contact us at