AmeriCorps member joins Home Share Now


BARRE – October 31, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Joel Rhodes has joined Home Share Now for the next eleven months as an AmeriCorps member via the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board. Rhodes is a recent graduate of Juniata College in Pennsylvania and has studied in Ireland, done sustainable forestry in Oregon, renovated houses at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and served at a daycare in Mexico. “I am excited to be serving with an organization that actively and creatively finds housing solutions for a range of wants and needs,” said Rhodes.

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“Joel joined the Home Share Now team at a time where we’re seeing increased interest and openness to home sharing. New matches made this first quarter are more than twice what we typically see. We would have struggled to handle this jump without his help,” said Executive Director Christina Goodwin.

Home Share Now cultivates matches for home providers and home seekers to expand the possibilities for how we live. Facilitating shared housing where services are performed in exchange for affordable housing is about harnessing available opportunity. Outcomes of this work include safe aging in place, increased or maintained financial resiliency, positive community impacts, and environmental savings. There are no qualifiers or disqualifiers for participation although all participants must successfully enroll, which includes passing a background check. Home Share Now serves Washington, Orange, and Lamoille counties and some adjacent towns in Orleans, Caledonia, and Windsor counties.

Meet Joel and learn more about home sharing at Home Share Now’s next informational session scheduled for Tuesday, November 19 at 5:30 pm at their Barre office located at 105 North Main Street.

For more information or to RSVP, call 479-8544. Get a sneak peek at

Christina Goodwin, 802-479-8549

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