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.

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.
  • Lake Ariel-Male or female, pets acceptable, hosts have a dog, cats and two horses, smoking prohibited, alcohol and overnight guests allowed. Help with housework and companionship.
  • Hawley-Close to town, male or female, parent with child permitted, owner has two dogs and a cat but willing to have another pet.
  • Pleasant Mount-Male or female, pets prohibited, outdoor smoking and alcohol permitted, access to car, must be available most days to help clean, cook and for companionship.
  • Honesdale (7 miles out of town) - Small cottage on property, male or female, outdoor smoker and alcohol permitted, one cat permitted, help with yard work and companionship.
  • Hawley- Male or Female, pets, alcohol and outdoor smoking permitted. Help with driving and errands.

* These situations are looking for companionship. This is a great opportunity for the right person.

UPDATED: 8 July 2020

Pike County

  • Milford (Conashaugh Lake Estates)-Male or female, or couple, must be over 60, pets prohibited, outdoor smoker and alcohol permitted.
  • Bushkill (Pine Ridge)-Female preferred, owner has a dog and birds, outdoor smoking permitted, alcohol permitted, no dogs.
  • Dingman’s Ferry-Male or female, must be over 60, handicap accessible, must have transportation, owner has two cats so pets prohibited.
  • Lords Valley (Hemlock Farms)-Male or female, possible dog permitted, down stairs living area, alcohol and outdoor smoking permitted.
  • Bushkill-Female, companionship, alcohol permitted, pets and smoking prohibited, stairs.
  • Tamiment-Male or female, any age, prefer student or worker, smoking prohibited, alcohol permitted, owner has a dog, pets prohibited.
  • Lords Valley (Hemlock Farms)-Female, must have car, alcohol permitted, pets and smoking prohibited.
  • Milford (Sunrise Lake)-Male or female, outdoor smoker ok, alcohol and pets prohibited. Host has a cat.
  • Bushkill (Pine Ridge)-Female, no smoking, alcohol permitted, possible pets, host has two cats, little rent.
  • Greentown-Female only, smoking and pets prohibited, casual drinking permitted.      
  • Lackawaxen (Masthope)-Male or female, host has a cat, outdoor smoking, alcohol and guests permitted. No other pets allowed.

UPDATED: 8 July 2020