On September 27, 2014, Open Communities’ Director of Homesharing was on News Talk 770 Calgary’s radio show discussing the logistics, benefits and details of our Homesharing program here in Chicago’s suburbs.
As discussed on this show, this free and confidential service provided by Open Communities (and many other agencies nationwide) is an opportunity
- for people to age in place
- to create affordable units with existing housing stock
- create friendships
02:20 – Jackie discusses how Homesharing benefits people of all ages
03:09 – The hosts asks about solving “social isolation” for people who are getting older
03:56 – Jackie discusses a 10+ year Homesharer who has benefited more than just financially
05:50 – The nitty-gritty of Homesharing; Jackie discusses homeowner rules
06:20 – Compatibility of the homeowner and homesharer
Jackie concludes by discussing the mandatory month-to-month contracts and more substantial benefits for everyone involved.
Click here to learn more about the award-winning Homesharing program
Chicago Tribune: North Shore organization plays affordable housing matchmaker
Wall Street Journal: Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship