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Shared Housing

For some, it is harkening back to their college days. For others, it is a financial necessity. But for many, it’s a way out of loneliness and a way to remain independent. It’s called Shared Housing. Homeowners remain in their own homes, but share rooms in exchange for rent and/or needed assistance.

MEET MY ROOMATE

From Arizona, CNBC’s Jane Wells reports the fastest growing demographic in roommates is senior citizens. 

BE MY GUEST

The New York Foundation for Senior Services has a free Home Sharing Program which helps link adult “hosts” with extra private spaces in their homes or apartments with appropriate adult “guests” to share their space.  Here’s their story…

21st CENTURY GOLDEN GIRLS

NBC’s Lester Holt reported on the shared housing trend in 2011 – and found strong resemblances to the well-loved television program from the 1980’s –   The Golden Girls.

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