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Homesharing for Seniors


Homesharing for Seniors

Status: Ongoing

Evaluated

Boulder, CO United States of America
Print this page City population: 11000000098% over 60Practice started in 2016

Summary

Increasing housing costs can present a significant challenge to older Americans, either as they search for affordable housing, or seek a means to remain in their own long-time homes. Homesharing not only helps seniors financially, it also decreases social isolation, which in turn, has psychological and physical benefits.

SeniorHomeshares.com facilitates the Golden Girls! Senior Homeshares is a national non-profit. Our free online service, SeniorHomeshares.com, matches seniors who have extra room in their homes (such as empty nesters, widows/widowers) with seniors in search of safe, affordable housing. Seniors complete a profile including basic information about property amenities, rent/budget, geography and housemate preferences. Our algorithm matches the profiles and presents a list of potential housemates to members, who can exchange messages securely within the app.

Website: http://www.seniorhomeshares.com

Key facts

Main target group: Older people in general

Sector(s): Housing

Desired outcome for older people:
Meet their basic needs

Other issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:
  • Ageing in place

Contact details

Name: Heacox, Stephanie

Email address: stephanie.heacox@seniorhomeshares.com

Preferred language(s): English

Age-friendly practice in detail (click to expand):

Engaging the wider community
Moving forward
Looking back