Mar 06, 2019
Kirby Dunn, Executive Director, HomeShare Vermont
Understanding the Role and Reach of HomeShare Vermont

Kirby Dunn, the Executive Director of HomeShare Vermont, will give Essex Rotary the sense if the mission and impact of HomeShare Vermont.  Kirby has led the HomeShare Vermont team since 2000 and has over 30 years of experience working with housing related non-profit organizations. Prior to HomeShare Vermont, she directed the Homeownership Program at the Champlain Housing Trust, the largest community land trust in the country. Kirby serves on the boards of directors of The National Shared Housing Resource Center and HomeShare International.  

What is homesharing?

  • ·Homesharing is a simple idea where two or more people share a home for mutual benefit.

  • ·A person offers a private bedroom and shared common space in exchange for rent, help around the home or a combination of the two.

  • ·It differs from a typical roommate situation because, at its core, it is about two people helping each other.

  • ·No two homesharing arrangements are alike. Each is tailored to the unique needs and interests of the people involved.