Rent out a room in your home

Do good and earn money at the same time.

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Rent is unaffordable for thousands of hard-working people across Colorado.

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 $600/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.

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Have peace of mind when you share your home

Open Up utilizes the technology of Silvernest to help make matches. Get the power of a national organization focused specifically on your local needs. You’ll be able to match with potential housemates based on compatibility, request background screens, communicate on a secure platform without sharing your personal details, generate a lease specific to your needs and Colorado law, and more. Helping out a neighbor doesn’t have to be hard. Renting out a room doesn’t have to be hard either.

How it Works

  1. Create a profile and list space in your home for rent.
  2. Match with potential housemates based on compatibility with your preferences.
  3. Get to know matches who interest you by securely messaging and requesting a background screen.
  4. Select “the one” and generate and sign a lease with them.
  5. Set up rent autopay for streamlined monthly rent collection and get peace of mind with insurance coverage (no deductible or separate enrollment process).
  6. Thrive as you and your housemate do good in the community by supporting each other in your housing needs!

Our Promise

Every step of the way is ‘opt-in’ for everyone involved. You’re never stuck.
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Successful Matches

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John, Kimberly, and John

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.

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Dana, Christine, and Kathryn

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.

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Joan and Mikayla

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.


Benefits Included with Silvernest

  • Compatibility-based roommate matching
  • Lease builder and streamlined rent payment collection
  • Homesharing Harmony tools and templates
  • Insurance coverage
  • And more!
Open Up collaborates with Silvernest to provide the technology to make it easy to do good. When you create a Silvernest profile and list your home, you get access to housemates who match well with your specific needs and lifestyle.
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Free Resource

7 Tips for Preparing Your Home and Yourself for a Housemate

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.

  • How do you protect your investment while still being generous? How do you build new relationships with people who may have walked a completely different life path than you?
  • Open Up is here to walk you through preparing for a housemate so that both you and your housemate can thrive!
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Ready to change the world for one neighbor?

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