Plus: 20 Questions About Cohousing
November 30, 2016
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
Extra Space, Extra Income
The home sharing network Airbnb sees its service as a "powerful option to help older Americans stay in their homes."
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20 Questions About Cohousing
Private homes and apartments with common (not "commune") spaces can be supportive, affordable and great for people of all ages.
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Downsizing Down Under
— Noting that "last home buyers are just as important as first home buyers," the government of Western Australia is developing a way to help older adults move into small homes or share their homes.
A Living Room That's Actually Used
— Public parlors enable people who would otherwise spend the day alone a chance to chat with others.
The Value of Old Homes
— As pre-war (as in pre-World War I) houses are razed to make room for new housing, Portland, Oregon, requires that the homes be "deconstructed" not "demolished."
Creating Room for Accessory Dwelling Units
— This model for state and local acts and ordinances can help pave the way.
Housing Solutions Center
— This free foreclosure prevention counseling service provides one-on-one sessions with HUD-certified specialists.
AARP Benefits Quicklinks
— Find housing programs that can help with property taxes, home repairs, utility bills and more.
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