The need for affordable senior housing in DuPage County continues to expand. During 2016 there were 67,069 senior households in DuPage County. Seventeen percent (17%) of these senior households are renters, and nearly 60% of them are in units with rents that are 30% or more of their household income. We know that these cost burdened seniors will have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care as 49% of them live under $36,000 annually.
Senior Home Sharing is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping meet this need for affordable senior housing by providing a unique alternative living option. Senior Home Sharing homes are located in Lombard and Naperville, Illinois. We provide month-to month lease agreements for all residents, and rental rates are subsidized through generous grants and donations. Our average rent is around $1,200 per month, which includes utilities such as cable and wifi, along with freshly prepared meals.