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Home Sharing Lets Seniors Save Rent and Gain a Helping Hand

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

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

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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Aging Senior Roommates: Saving Money and Odd Couples

February 19th, 2014

When Juanita Greenwood’s son and daughter-in-law asked her to help raise their new baby boy, Greenwood happily moved out of her affordable Arizona apartment into their spacious California home. Little did Greenwood know that 19 months later – at age 66 – she’d be scrambling to find another place to live. “All of a sudden

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Seniors Have Roomies, Too

December 13th, 2013

Most of us know that loneliness isn’t good for us — but as we age, many of us find our circle of friends and family diminishing in size for various reasons. Sometimes consciously, sometimes not, loneliness can creep in, and begin to affect our spirits in a less-than-healthy way. Recently, I’ve been hearing about some

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Organization Helps Empty Nesters Refill Their Coop

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

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

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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Home Sharing Program Matches San Bruno Renters With Landlords

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’

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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