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Renting a room in someone’s home could save you $7,920/yr!
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Renting out an extra room could earn you $7,200/yr!
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Housing in Colorado Is Expensive.

Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a 1-bedroom apartment in Denver is $1,260 per month. In order to be able to afford that amount without spending too much of your income on housing, you need to be earning $4,200 per month or $24.23 per hour in a 40-hour per week job!

The problem is that there are too many of us who work full time and earn much less than that.

Someone earning $17 per hour in a 40-hour per week job should only spend $884 per month in housing costs.

That’s a $376 gap. Every single month.

Thankfully, There are Affordable Rooms Available to Rent.

Homesharing is when a homeowner with an unused bedroom rents that bedroom to a neighbor. This practice has been done for centuries! It is an affordable way to live in a safe and stable home without spending more than 30% of your income.

While Colorado is short on affordable housing, it is not short on unused bedrooms. In fact, a 2018 study found that there at least 442,000 underused livable spaces in Denver homes alone!

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Open Up has collaborated with Silvernest to make homesharing as easy as possible for Coloradans, whether you are looking for housing or looking to rent out your unused bedroom.
Silvernest provides an easy to use website to create a profile that will instantly show you potential housing matches based on the preferences you provide. On top of that, they provide a payment platform that automatically withdraws rent from the tenant’s account and deposits it in the homeowner’s account on time every month. When you use their payment platform, you also get insurance policies to protect both the homeowner and the renter.

Open Up provides you with a local connection to help guide you through the process. Our passion is that every Coloradan would have safe and affordable housing using their own financial resources.

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Whether you are a homeowner wanting to do good by offering an empty bedroom in your home to a neighbor at an affordable rate or a hardworking adult who needs an affordable place to live to help you get ahead in all areas of your life, Open Up is here for you.

Looking for housing?

Renting a room in someone’s home could save you $7,920/yr!
Find a Home

Have an extra bedroom?

Renting out an extra room could earn you $7,200/yr!
Share My Home