Nesterly matches students who need affordable housing with Boston-area empty nesters who have a room to spare Sharrice Autry is a 36-year-old third-generation minister from Detroit studying at BU’s School of Theology. Alison Brown is a 61-year-old mother of four adult children and an empty nester who lives in suburban Newton. Together, they’re congenial roommates […]
Although cities across the country are struggling with a shortage of housing, especially at a manageable cost, there are millions of bedrooms going unused. Now, technology is enabling homeowners with rooms to spare to connect with renters who can’t afford their own place. Stephanie Leydon from PBS station WGBH reports on how Boston has become […]
Almost 90% of seniors say they want to age in their own home, but maintaining the two- and four-bedroom homes that make up 80% of U.S. housing stock can be difficult for some. Take on a younger tenant or housemate, and aging in place suddenly gets easier. In 2017, the city of Boston teamed up […]
Boston’s housing shortage is no secret. But what many don’t know, is that there are plenty of spare bedrooms: 90,000 in Boston and Cambridge alone. And now, the city’s become a launching pad for a tech platform striving to become the Uber of home-sharing.
About a year and a half ago, Brenda Atchison, a lifelong Bostonian, created an online profile. Atchison was retired from a job in the education sector and looking for someone to share her home and life—but she wasn’t looking for a date. She liked the idea of companionship and of generating a little extra income […]
WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben and Liam Martin talk with CEO of Nesterly Noelle Marcus about the financial and cultural value of younger and other people living together.