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Dallas “New Year ~ New You” Program Gives Clients Job Resources

Unemployment and the subsequent loss of one’s apartment is the main reason Shared Housing in Dallas, TX has seen a spike in the number of women coming to their program, looking for more affordable housing.  “Many of our clients are mid-age 48+ with entry level skills so their options are tough,” says Executive Director of

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Home Sharing with the Cows and Chickens

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

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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Ellen’s Success Story

Having raised her family on the North Shore, Ellen returned to be near family and look for a job. She’s sharing a home in Evanston, and takes care of the family dog while the owner is away. “This was a very economical way to have housing – I had a choice of very nice homes,

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Mary & Gloria’s Success Story

Mary is an elderly female who was interested in finding two roommates for her 3BR apartment.  She wanted to charge $1,000 per room.  After being introduced to Gloria, who could afford only $700, Mary decided to reduce the rent and invited Gloria to live with her.  The two enjoyed each other’s company so well that

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