I regularly host singles (mostly men) and couples in my home, referred from community agencies, from one to three at a time. I do it to pay back all the generosity I have benefited from in my life. I carefully interview folks before accepting them, and every guest has been appreciative. The typical stay has been 3-6 months. I have never had a legal problem or anything stolen. I generally ask my guests to do some work to help out. If it isn’t working out after a few days I politely ask them to leave and they always do. One of my dad’s coworkers became homeless and contacted me needing a place to stay, under the promise I wouldn’t tell my dad. He stayed a while, got on his feet, then on his own accord told my dad one day what I did for him. Hearing my dad say how proud he was of me was the best day of my life.