Archive for October, 2012

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Share and share alike

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

St Ambrose Housing Aid Center, based in an attractive town house on a quiet residential road seems a world away from the Baltimore of gungs and gangs portrayed in hit television series, The Wire. It’s actually only around two miles away from the location used as the home of the Barksdale Crew, but far from

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Sharing a home to stay at home

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Three years after her husband passed away, Joyce Daniels knew she’d had enough of living alone. So she went about finding the right roommate with assistance from HomeShare Vermont. That first housemate arrived in 1999 and since then Daniels — who turns 95 next month — has had plenty of company and the security of

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Program creates shared homes for L.A.’s homeless

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Inside the white bungalow in Montebello, noise rules. The television blares; a robotic voice bellows from a red radio, updating National Weather Service information. A man with a Santa Claus beard — and the build to go with it — sits in a chair squeezing sallow lemons into a cup and talking about what he

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Home Share Now – The Portrait Project

Monday, October 1st, 2012

What does home sharing look like? Photographer John Lazenby set out to answer this question when he took on the Home Share Now Portrait Project. Thanks to a grant from Concept2, the project is now on display and will be traveling around Vermont’s Lamoille, Orange, and Washington counties throughout the year. Through a blend of

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11 Creative Housing Solutions

Monday, October 1st, 2012

A staggering 1.9 million foreclosures were filed in 2011, according to Realtytrac. The statistics don’t say how many families were involved, but clearly that’s a lot of people losing their homes. For most of us, housing is the single biggest item in our monthly expenses—making it especially hard to keep up with rent or mortgage

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