SHARE Housing Program

The Monroe Pike Wayne SHARE Housing program has more than a dozens of participants waiting to share their homes in Wayne and Pike Counties.

The program is designed to help seniors, over age 60, to remain in their homes by pairing them with people age 18 and older who need affordable housing. The tenants, who have their own rooms, may provide companionship and services such as cleaning, cooking and transportation in exchange for low rent payments.

Both sharers are vetted by the agency, which conducts background and security checks and interviews them separately to ensure a good match. To learn more, contact Coordinator Larisa Yusko at 570-832-5133 or email lyusko@pikepa.org.

The following situations are currently available:

Wayne County:

  • Waymart-Female, 2 rooms, 1 person must be over 60, pets prohibited, non-smoker, must be able to go upstairs.  
  • Lakeville-Male or female, older adult preferred, smoking, alcohol and pets prohibited.
  • Pleasant Mount-Female, older adult, owner has a dog, alcohol and outdoor smoking permitted.
  • Moscow- Older female, non-smoker, pets prohibited, companionship.
  • Honesdale-IN TOWN, male or female, must be over 60, must climb stairs, and help with owner’s dog, alcohol and outdoor smoker permitted.
  • Hawley-IN TOWN, male only, must be over 60 and must climb stairs, owner has a cat, alcohol and outdoor smoker permitted.
  • Damascus-Female only, must drive, companionship, smoking, alcohol and pets permitted. 
  • Lake Ariel-Female preferred, pets and smoking prohibited, casual drinker permitted. Rural setting but in walking distance to town.
  • Lakewood-Male or female, needs help driving, cooking and some chores around house. Beautiful country setting. Possible pet dog. 
  • Hawley-Close to town, male or female, parent with child permitted, owner has two dogs and a cat but willing to have another pet.
  • Honesdale (7 miles out of town) - Small cottage on property, male or female but couple preferred, outdoor smoker and alcohol permitted, one cat permitted, help with yard work and companionship.
  • Honesdale-In town, bedroom on first floor, male or female. Pets, smoking and alcohol prohibited. Host has a beagle mix dog. 

UPDATED: 3 September 2020

Pike County

  • Bushkill (Pine Ridge)-Female preferred, owner has birds, outdoor smoking permitted, alcohol permitted, no dogs.
  • Bushkill-Female, companionship, alcohol permitted, pets and smoking prohibited, stairs.
  • Bushkill (Pine Ridge)-Female, smoking prohibited, alcohol permitted, possible pets, host has two cats, little rent. 
  • Lackawaxen (Mashope)-Male or female, host has a cat, outdoor smoking, alcohol and guests permitted. No other pets allowed.
  • Bushkill (Pine Ridge)-Female, pets and smoking prohibited, alcohol permitted.   

UPDATED: 3 September 2020