Have a home to share
1. Do you have a suitable space to share or could you affordably create one?
2. What will make or break a roommate relationship for you?
Make a list of your "must-haves" and "can't live withs"
Take the time to really think about who you are and what you need, be honest with yourself and consider what you are willing to compromise.
3. Create an ad.
Use your extended network by asking friends to post the ad in their communities. Types of extended networks could be church groups, employee listservs, alumni newsletters, clubs of people with a common interest, and veterans groups. Really anywhere that people are in communication with one another. What extended networks do you have through your friends? How could you use them to help you find a suitable housemate or two?
4. Reference checks and interviews or "get to know you" meetings are very important. References should include work supervisors, professors, colleagues, a former landlord, not just friends and family.
You can also ask potential tenants for information about their ability to pay rent and with their consent, you can request a credit report.
4. Once you find a suitable roommate a contract including financial and household responsibilities should be signed by both parties.
Looking for a home to share
Check ads regularly, see rental availability page on this website
Post your own ad looking for shared space.
Give a few details about yourself, do you have pets, children, a job, are you quiet, a homebody or out most of the time? Anything you feel would make you a good match for the right person.