Oliver Kelley Appointed to Home Share Now Board
Community advocate Oliver Kelley has been appointed to the Home Share Now Board of Directors. Home Share Now creates mutually beneficial and affordable home sharing arrangements in Central Vermont. Kelley is also a home-sharing program participant.
Complementing his strong sense of service, Oliver has direct experience in housing, social issues and restorative justice in the context of returning and homeless populations. He currently works with Return House, as well as Good Samaritan Haven in Barre, and previously with Bethany House for Young Women in Boston. His skills include outreach, making connections, presentations and social media.
“Oliver’s commitment to community service, both professionally and through volunteering, is expressed in diverse ways through his background,” noted Maggie Fox, Chair of the Home Share Now Board of Directors. “Our board governance is enriched when home share participants are a part of our board of directors. Having Oliver join the board is an excellent opportunity that, among many other benefits, enables us to better serve the organization’s mission to expand the possibilities for living in Central Vermont.”
Oliver Kelley noted, “I have worked with a number of housing organizations throughout my career, and currently am immersed in working in partnership with housing counselors at Good Samaritan Haven. As a Home Share Now participant I am honored to have been elected to the Board and have the opportunity to be a part of this great organization."
As people age, Home Sharing is an option that allows elders to stay in their homes, safely and with companionship. Home sharing also allows elders’ more youthful matches to live more affordably and productively as their lives unfold.
Building community through home sharing gives home sharers and home seekers the tools to achieve and maintain their full potential.