As rents continue to rise, more and more people working full-time jobs fall closer and closer to experiencing homelessness. Through Open Up you can share a room in your home for 6 months to give a neighbor a chance to thrive!
Open Up matches employed adults in career development programs with home owners who generously rent out a room in their home for $500/month for 6 months.
When people have access to stable and affordable housing, they are able to focus on their other goals for self-sufficiency.
Open Up screens tenants, collects the rent, and makes sure you get paid on time every month. Helping out a neighbor doesn’t have to be hard. Renting out a room doesn’t have to be hard either.
John (left) is pursuing a career in veterinary medicine and is matched with John (right) and his wife, Kimberly, who use their home to build community and help provide an affordable option for their neighbors.
Kathryn (left), a CNA and student, and her daughter are matched with Dana (right), Christine (not pictured), and their family, who are excited to share their home for the first time.
Mikayla (right), a first generation college student, is matched with Joan (left), a homeowner and business owner who enjoys sharing her home with young people pursuing self-sufficiency.
It may have been many years since you last lived with someone who wasn’t a family member. You have more life experience now and an investment in your home.