Home Share NL

Lay Summary 

Home Share NL is a 2-year pilot project designed to house students with seniors (50+). The project is not a research study, but opportunities for research exist in the program evaluation. Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest rate of home ownership amongst seniors in the country at the same time as having a desperate housing situation for students across the province. Home Share NL links seniors (defined broadly as 50+) who live in their own homes with students who are seeking affordable accommodations. This arrangement can be as simple as a rental arrangement, to bring extra money into the household to offset the cost of living, or can involve an exchange of services for a reduction of rent.

Home Share NL uses existing housing stock to facilitate aging in place for seniors at the same time as creating affordable housing options for students. Well beyond the physical housing which the program opens up are the soft, social benefits of the program, including intergenerational learning, increased sense of security in the home and companionship, for all parties involved.

[url]http://www.homesharenl.ca/[/url]

Departments 
University Housing
Housing, Food & Conference Services
Student Affairs and Services
School of Social Work
NL Centre for Applied Health Research
Funding 
Government Of Canada - Homelessness Partnering Strategy Government Of Newfoundland And Labrador - Office Of Aging And Seniors The City Of St. John's The Town Of Paradise The Town Of Torbay
Communities 
St. John's
Mount Pearl
Paradise
Torbay
Conception Bay South
Pouch Cove
Portugal Cove-St. Phillips
Flatrock
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Aging
Postsecondary
Homelessness
Housing
Industry Sectors 
Private Households
Accommodation Services
Universities
Health Care and Social Assistance
Start date 
1 Jan 2012
End date 
31 Dec 2014