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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. 

A RETURN TO HAVING ROOMIES

In 2014, Sterling Michaels did a PBS News Hour report about older women turning to communal living much like Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia did in the old NBC sitcom “The Golden Girls.”

The show is from the 1980’s, the PBS story from  2014, but the ideas are even more relevant today. 

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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