By Judy Shepalo, Cohousing Hamilton and Hamilton Aging in Community

Tara McEwen’s company, HomeShare Alliance, provides a valuable service in Hamilton, Halton and Muskoka to both those wishing to stay in their own home and those looking for a room to rent. The two reasons the homeowner may have for renting out a room include the desire for supplemental income or to establish a task exchange home share arrangement. Either or both might help to extend the period of time a person can stay in their own home. The home seeker has the benefit of someplace affordable to live. Tara personally meets with clients. 

Here is the link to Judy’s interview of Tara McEwen, owner of HomeShare Alliance.


Happipad and Canada HomeShare are additional matching platforms for homesharing

Affordable Housing Tips outlines some of the benefits and difficulties that may arise

Senior Social Housing also outlines the advantages as well as some of the tradeoffs involved with homesharing