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Home-sharing program aims to help elderly property owners

02/03/2020

As the cost of rent continues to rise in Columbus, some are finding it hard to find a nice, safe, affordable place to live. However, a new home-sharing program is changing that. It’s a very unique program called Nesterly. It works in a couple of ways, allowing elderly homeowners the chance to make some extra money […]

How to Refeather Your Empty Nest

12/18/2019

Time to decide if you want to renovate for a new lifestyle, rent out the extra space, or upgrade so you can host the next generation. Peggy Griffin, of Wellesley, Mass., prefer renting out an unused bedroom to long-term boarders. Ms. Griffin, an employee of the Federal Transit Administration, said she didn’t want to be […]

Seniors are renting out their home as a side hustle for extra income

11/04/2019

Some apps are marketing to seniors who may be looking to start a side hustle mainly for social interaction. The app Nesterly pairs seniors with empty rooms in their homes with students and young people who may be saddled with student loans or high housing costs with affordable places to live. It aims to combat […]

Have a Spare Room? Try Renting It to a Grad Student

11/04/2019

Home Match is one of at least 39 organizations around the country that connect older homeowners with younger tenants, according to the National Shared Housing Resource Center, which provides a directory of them. There’s now even an online start-up called Nesterly that does this in Boston and Columbus, Ohio, with plans to expand into other cities. […]

Grad Students: Need an Affordable Place to Live? New Site Connects Generations

09/05/2019

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 […]

In Boston, a housing innovation that connects the generations

08/16/2019

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 […]

Five Innovative Ways Cities Are Improving Life for Seniors

05/21/2019

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 […]