Working together to develop housing that is in line with local incomes, create transportation options, and strengthen wages through economic development, so families feel @Home In Adams County!

Right now, in Adams County Pennsylvania, more than 20% of your neighbors, friends, and coworkers are struggling to find housing in line with their income; due in part, to a lack of public transportation, a high cost of living, and wages that have not kept up with increasing costs. Partners from local businesses, the faith community, education, social services and healthcare have joined together to find solutions that support local families and strengthen the fiber of our community! Find out how you can help.

 

SHARE & ECHO Housing Survey Now Available!

To learn more about SHARE & ECHO housing, read below or visit our presentations page for more information.

What is SHARE and ECHO Housing?  SHARED Housing -  This option involves the voluntary matching of a home host (someone with at least one extra bedroom) and a home sharer (someone willing to living in someone else’s home.) An adult can either be the home host or home sharer. The home sharer has his / her own bedroom and both parties share living, dining and kitchen areas. Either person can provide services to help the other (for example: assistance with laundry or cooking; companionship), depending on needs and abilities. The home sharer would pay up to 30% of his or her income for rent. Providing services is not required to participate.    ECHO Housing -  An Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO unit) is a small, separate, manufactured residence for an older adult that is temporarily placed in the side or rear yard of a host family - related by blood or marriage (similar to the idea of a “granny flat” or “mother-in-law suite”). This arrangement provides privacy and dignity to both the older adult and the host family. When the ECHO cottage is no longer needed, it is relocated to the property of another host family. The person renting would only pay 30% of his or her income.

What is SHARE and ECHO Housing?

SHARED Housing - This option involves the voluntary matching of a home host (someone with at least one extra bedroom) and a home sharer (someone willing to living in someone else’s home.) An adult can either be the home host or home sharer. The home sharer has his / her own bedroom and both parties share living, dining and kitchen areas. Either person can provide services to help the other (for example: assistance with laundry or cooking; companionship), depending on needs and abilities. The home sharer would pay up to 30% of his or her income for rent. Providing services is not required to participate.

ECHO Housing - An Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO unit) is a small, separate, manufactured residence for an older adult that is temporarily placed in the side or rear yard of a host family - related by blood or marriage (similar to the idea of a “granny flat” or “mother-in-law suite”). This arrangement provides privacy and dignity to both the older adult and the host family. When the ECHO cottage is no longer needed, it is relocated to the property of another host family. The person renting would only pay 30% of his or her income.


SHare & ECHO housing survey locations

Adams County Community Foundation
25 S 4th St, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Adams County Library System
(All 6 locations)

Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen
22 W High St, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Office of Aging
318 W Middle St, Gettysburg, PA 17325

SCCAP
153 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County
909 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325

 

 
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