Archive for October, 2013

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Home Sharing Program Matches San Bruno Renters With Landlords

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The San Mateo County Home Sharing Program, operated by nonprofit HIP Housing, lends a hand in the sometimes stressful task of finding a place to live, or finding a roommate to help pay your expenses. There is no cost to participate in the program. Click Here to Read More.

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Baltimore Group Serves Community Through ‘Matchmaking’

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Match.com and eHarmony could learn a thing or two from the homesharing service offered by St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center in Baltimore: Even the most sophisticated computer algorithms can’t replace good old-fashioned matchmaking, in which professionals get to know clients one-on-one to decide who would make a good “fit.” It’s a simple concept: There are

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Home Sharing an Option for Seniors

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The roommates share bathrooms and have each other’s shower times memorized. They fold each other’s laundry when someone leaves it in the dryer too long. They play cards together in the afternoon and watch “Dancing With the Stars” together at night. And they ride along in the ambulance when one of them takes a bad

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We’ve Got Some Big Houses–That We Could Share

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Just 60 years ago, the average American had 291 square feet of living space. Now it’s close to 1,000 square feet. Have we changed our needs that much? Or just our wants? For many people, “doubling up”—moving in with family or friends—is the last step on the way to homelessness.  But doubling up has benefits

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8 Things Your City Should Be Doing to Help You Age Well

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

There soon will be more people over the age of 60 in New York City than schoolchildren. The city is finally taking action. It felt like a bad joke — worse than the one about the chicken. Whenever Ed Aarons tried to cross the road in his New York City neighborhood, he never quite made

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