Archive for March, 2014

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Home Sharing with the Cows and Chickens

Monday, March 31st, 2014

With the help of Home Share Now, Janis found Dorothy, a 96-year old woman looking to share her home in rural Vermont. Dorothy hoped to remain in the house where she raised her children and Janis has helped her do so. Besides the financial benefits, sharing with Janis has allowed Dorothy to maintain her agrarian

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Home Sharing Helps Climate Change Victims

Monday, March 31st, 2014

For many of us, Superstorm Sandy may already seem like a thing of the past. But for residents of the regions affected by the storm, which some scientists say was caused, or at least worsened, by climate change, the storm’s impact remains a scar on the community. In New Jersey alone, 346,000 homes were damaged

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Home Sharing Lets Seniors Save Rent and Gain a Helping Hand

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

As many seniors struggle with fixed incomes and an affordable housing shortage,  one service has long offered a way to cut down on costs while also gaining valuable companionship. The Home Sharing Program, a free service provided since 1981 by the nonprofit New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (NYFSC), allows adults in all five boroughs

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Female Baby Boomers Are Pioneering a New Housing Model

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

For many, the term “housemates” conjures up memories of those youthful years before marriage and home ownership, when unrelated people lived in a communal situation, each paying his or her own way. These days, baby boomers are bringing back that concept, with a twist: house sharing is occurring later in life, often as a hedge

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How ‘Golden Girls’ Models the Future Of Senior Housing in Central Texas

Friday, March 7th, 2014

The number of seniors living in Central Texas is soaring – and so is the cost of living. That’s making “The Golden Girls” far more than a funny ’80s TV show. The show’s shared-living arrangement could become a template for senior housing in cities like Austin. Click here to read more. 

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