Sharing your home with a roommate not only adds to your monthly income, but it also allows you to stay independent as you get older. Additionally, homesharing provides mutual support and companionship as well as security and peace of mind. Not to mention, your spare room can make a huge impact on students and young professionals in need of safe and affordable housing — and a new friend.
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How much do I charge?
Expenses and needs vary among Homeowners. When deciding an amount to charge, Homeowners may consider the room size, access to amenities, and the portion of the utilities or mortgage represented by the space. Homeowners also have the ability to reduce the monthly expenses owed by Seekers in exchange for services like mowing the lawn or picking up prescriptions.
Once a Homeowner and a Seeker determine that they want to proceed, the contract phase begins. Negotiating expenses is a part of the contract process.
How do I get match requests?
Once you sign up and complete your profile, our matching team will contact you to get to know you better. Our team will review all of the requests to meet with you and suggest ones that we believe are a good fit. This makes sure that you only review applicants that are most compatible to you.
After you complete your Odd Couples Housing profile, please allow several days for our team to reach out to you.
You can also read more on our How Matching Works page.
My spouse / partner and I are interested in having a roommate. Is this permitted?
Absolutely. OCH encourages any match that makes sense. While there is a single questionnaire, you may complete it together, and both of you are invited to participate in the entire decision-making process.
Does Odd Couples Housing perform background checks?
Odd Couples Housing recommends that Homeowners and Seekers conduct a background check; however, we neither require nor conduct them ourselves. We use our partner Checkr to conduct background checks. Background checks are arranged by the Homeowners and Seekers directly by requesting that we send them an invite to conduct one on themselves. Odd Couples Housing offers a background check partner, but parties are free to use another provider.
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