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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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New Enterprise Homesharing Webinars on July 18 and 25

July 16th, 2013

As part of Enterprise’s series on shared housing, these webinars are a follow-up to the April 11th event. The first on July 18 will showcase a shared housing program that uses rent subsidies to support homesharing. The following webinar on July 25 will focus on creative ways to talk about shared housing to potential homesharers. Members

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Greetings from the Third World Homeshare Congress

July 5th, 2013

Greetings from Oxford! I’m here at the Third World Homeshare Congress, where delegates from 13 countries are sharing the challenges and great successes of our work, as well as developing a unified and innovative vision for the future. It is an honor to represent US programs, and most especially St Ambrose: it seems that our program

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Free HomeShare booklet available

June 4th, 2013

HomeShare Vermont just published a do-it-yourself guidebook, A Vermonter’s Guide to Homesharing, to help people find a homesharer to live with them if they are outside the service area of the state’s two homesharing programs. The guidebook, A Vermonter’s Guide to Homesharing, is available to download on the HomeShare Vermont website at www.HomeShareVermont.org. Click here

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World Homeshare Congress

April 26th, 2013

Plans for the third world homeshare congress are well underway.  To be held over two days – 4th and 5th July 2013 – at the University of Oxford, starting at 10.00 a.m. on 4th July, the conference will provide plenty of opportunity for networking and exchange of news and views from the homeshare community around

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Shared Housing Symposium in Los Angeles

December 13th, 2012

The Shared Housing Symposium, held on November 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, convened program leaders from around the country. Participants represented programs from California, Washington, Maryland, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, and Vermont.  During the welcoming remarks Affordable Living for the Aging’s CEO David Grunwald emphasized the importance of establishing a collective vision for the field

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Co-Housing Making a Comeback as Aging in Place Model for Boomers?

December 5th, 2012

Home sharing, also called co-housing, is nothing new—but the model may experience a resurgence across the country, and seniors are on the front lines of the movement. The University of Michigan’s HOMESHARE program has seen a 10% increase in the number of applications received in the last year, says Ryan Cowmeadow, the program coordinator and

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Shared housing with non relatives on the rise

November 30th, 2012

As a member of the board of Whidbey Island Share a Home (W.I.S.H.) it comes as no surprise that more and more non-relative and non-spouse and non-cohabitating partners are sharing homes today. Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest figures on this rising number across the United States. In 2011, 17.9 percent of people

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