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November 30, 2016  
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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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Livability News & Notes
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. Source: Eastern Reporter ►
A Living Room That's Actually Used — Public parlors enable people who would otherwise spend the day alone a chance to chat with others. Source: Washington Post ►
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." Source: CityLab ►
Events, Resources & More
Creating Room for Accessory Dwelling Units — This model for state and local acts and ordinances can help pave the way. Learn How ►
Housing Solutions Center — This free foreclosure prevention counseling service provides one-on-one sessions with HUD-certified specialists. Learn More ►
AARP Benefits Quicklinks — Find housing programs that can help with property taxes, home repairs, utility bills and more. Learn What's Available ►
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