Our Story


Our Mission is  to use single family homes  to give you FINANCIAL SECURITY and teach you how to become a HOUSING PROVIDER who  owns great real estate and finds funding sources with community partners.


Our Mission IS to use real estate to change your FINANCIAL SECURITY WHILE YOU BECOME A SOCIALPRENEUR


Our Mission IS to use real estate to change your FINANCIAL SECURITY WHILE YOU BECOME A SOCIALPRENEUR

Your Shared Housing Founders



Meet The Founders

Frank and Sherri Candelario, Ph.D. had a dream of ending housing insecurity for our veterans, men and women who had experienced the justice system, families that were struggling, people in recovery and people who needed a safe place to sleep at night in a wonderful home.  They experienced recovery housing that   There were arcane rules including putting people out on the street in 15 minutes for human error.  People could not be on prescribed medication.  This made no sense to Frank and Sherri.   They said “We can do better”!

They realized that the private sector, socialpreneurs can buy single family homes  and have the house payments made by state and federal dollars.

The partnered with the Veterans Administration, Department of Corrections, local drug courts and nonprofits that cared for women and aged out foster adults and teens.

By placing men and women in safe, appreciating neighborhoods, they created a paradigm shift on how to change the trajectory of an individual’s life story.

Sherri Candelario, Ph.D. received her doctorate degree in pharmacology from University of Washington Medical School and authored several pioneering research papers on opioids and blockers.

She is the founding patent counsel for numerous biotech companies that have gone public or mergers.

Frank Candelario had a long career in running nonprofit camps,  international marketing and branding as well as the founder of one of the first Pickleball paddle companies. He is a real estate broker and investor. Together they use housing to change lives.

In 2015, the Candelarios saw the need to set a national standard for sober homes. They saw first-hand how a lack of standards and substandard housing providers harmed people in recovery.

They learned that unregulated recovery homes have been around for 50 years. We can bring accreditation standards to Washington state and help our students in other states.

We will show you how to rent or own a single-family home that typically rents for $2,000 a month and now can now be rented for $6,000 a month.  That is great news!  Plus, you will have grateful residents! And all your expenses are paid by state and federal dollars.

Frank and Sherri own several million dollars of single-family homes in Seattle where they have housed more than 1000 people over the past seven years as founders of Kate’s House Foundation.

Sherri Candelario, Ph.D, provides recommendations in legislation to the Washington state senate on recovery support services on December 1, 2022.

To make real change, that starts in the legislature. They helped form the Washington State affiliate (WAQRR) in 2017. WAQRR subscribes to national standards for sober homes created in 2011 by the national accreditation agency (NARR).

Sherri sits on the advisory board to the legislature for the State of Washington as subject matter expert on recovery support services and homes. In this role, she co-chairs a committee to propose recovery support services for people in need.

Their homes were the first Medically Assisted Treatment homes in Washington state.

They have spoken and trained people all over the country to copy their model of superior shared housing that is funded by government contracts.

They have trained 1000s of people in the US on their real estate model and are making social change, ONE HOUSE AT A TIME

Kevin Harrington ("Shark Discoveries") Partnered with Frank and Sherri to Promote the Kate's House Foundation Model of Recovery Housing

Shared Housing Solutions, LLC, the funding mechanism for new homes for Kate’s House Foundation is pleased to announce that Shark Discoveries and Kevin Harrington (“Shark Discoveries”) have partnered with Kate’s House Foundation to be featured on cable TV networks, including print and digital promotions. Kevin Harrington is a globally respected entrepreneur, investor, and was an original Shark on the hit ABC’s series, Shark Tank.

Kate's House Anthem

Frank Candelario wrote Kate’s House Anthem many years ago when we deliberately set out to transform recovery housing for our veterans and people in recovery. This music video features our clients from 2016 to today. We remember and honor each one of these amazing people who trusted our vision of housing.


We had the experience of a family member who suffered from substance use disorder. Despite providing some of the best and most expensive treatment options available in the country, recovery housing that followed treatment failed a dozen times.

Post-treatment, living in a recovery or sober living home is the norm. However, Sherri found that the homes were in poor neighborhoods, people would be removed if a house member didn’t like you or you didn’t do a chore. Sherri would make a payment for a monthly room fee, only to find out her daughter was no longer a resident. Treatment failed because of housing.

After 12 houses,  Sherri found a home in San Diego that was unlike the previous dozen. Respect and compassion was the housing model.

Frank and Sherri wanted to bring that vision to Seattle and make it the best housing for people in need. Frank and Sherri asked “What if we took away housing insecurity and taught the members to move up the economic ladder? Let’s make everyone learn to live together, keep a bank account, have a job and education. Let’s have in-house AA/NA Meetings. We will require zen and tranquility. 

We will not throw someone out in 15 minutes for being late to a house meeting. Kate’s House Foundation houses are unique. We created this model ourselves in 2015 based on experience and best practices. We continue to follow best practices and change with the data. Our goal is to save people’s lives.

What Our Students Say

About Learning Shared Housing From Frank & Sherri

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