Archive for November, 2013

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When ‘Fixed Income’ Means Getting By On Social Security

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Social Security has long been thought of as just part of a retirement plan — along with pensions and savings — but it turns out a lot of people depend on it for most of their income. According to the Social Security Administration, nearly a quarter of older married couples and almost half of single

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Organization Helps Empty Nesters Refill Their Coop

Friday, November 15th, 2013

ADDISON COUNTY — Whether it’s receiving rental income or assistance with household chores, or just having a friendly companion, there are many ways that homesharing could help seniors in Addison County. HomeShare Vermont is in its 31st year of serving seniors by matching them with a housemate who moves in and provides service in exchange

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HomeShare helps displaced residents find housing

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

For some residents displaced by Sandy, finding affordable housing continues to be a challenge. To address this need, the Affordable Housing Alliance has rolled out a new HomeShare Program, which enlists homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean counties who have available space in their homes and are willing to rent to displaced individuals. Click here to

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Home Share hires new staffer

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

BARRE — Home Share Now has announced it has a new staffer as an AmeriCorps member via the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board. Joel Rhodes is a recent graduate of Juniata College in Pennsylvania. He has studied in Ireland, has worked in sustainable forestry in Oregon, renovated houses at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and served

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