Resources on Alternative Housing

Resources on Alternative Housing2018-09-20T15:20:35+00:00

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THE SENIORS CO-HOUSING HANDBOOK

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Senior Cohousing is a comprehensive guide to joining or creating a cohousing project, written by the U.S. leader in the field. The author deals with all the psychological and logistical aspects of senior cohousing, and addresses common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings. He emphasizes the many positive benefits of cohousing, including:

  • Better physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health
  • Friendships and accessible social contact
  • Safety and security
  • Affordability
  • Shared resources.

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HALTON HOMESHARE TOOLKIT

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The Halton HomeShare Program is a partnership between Halton Region, Halton Housing Help, and Burlington Age-Friendly Council. Currently being offered throughout Halton, this program works to match older adults with renters who can help with household responsibilities. Halton Housing Help screens applicants and provides follow-up monitoring services.

They also offer the HomeShare Toolkit which you can use either on your own or with the help of a family member or friend to negotiate homesharing.

Contact: Heather Thompson, Manager, Age-Friendly Initiatives

Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Email: hthompson@cdhalton.ca    1-855-395-8807

Read the article: How Halton seniors sharing space keeps them in their homes