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ANCOR is pleased to announce the release of a model shared living contract that will serve as a model for providers who enter into certain shared housing relationships, often referred to as adult foster families or foster homes. You must enter into the roommate agreement with your roommate(s) or roommate(s) within the first few weeks of the semester. The agreement can be renegotiated throughout the year; However, any breach of the terms of this Agreement may result in reassignment to another room or dormitory. If you have any questions about the colocation agreement, please contact your Resident Assistant. Every student has the following rights as a roommate and every individual should work to respect these rights. These rights and obligations apply not only to roommates, but also to other students who live on the ground. This is your right to: A shared life agreement identifies problems that often arise in roommates and describes specific understandings of living together. The agreement will also help you determine how you want to solve these problems. It is a useful tool that will help you get to know your roommate better and set mutual expectations. The agreement promotes communication, assertiveness, and compromise, all of which are essential for successful roommate relationships. It is important to be very detailed when discussing the issues of the colocation agreement and accurately document the discussion for everyone involved. Download the shared living conditions for a shared living space, a shared bathroom or a shared space (student apartment).

The development of this contract would not have been possible without the support of ancor members Chimes Family of Services, Dungarvin, Keystone Human Services and The MENTOR Network. The following shared living contract template should not be used without consulting local lawyers who are familiar with all applicable laws and regulations at the place where the contract is performed. This contract model was developed by lawyers Petruccelli Martin & Haddow, LLP, a Maine law firm, which uses general contract law without considering the specific requirements of local law in various state jurisdictions with the support of the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD). . . .

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