Home Sharing Offers a Solution to Rising Housing Costs for New Yorkers
By SARAH Fletcher
It should come as no surprise. New York City is the most expensive city for renters in the United States. As of March 2023, a one-bedroom in the city has a median price of $3,359 and a two-bedroom a median price of $3,811.
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens’ (NYFSC) Home Sharing Program may be just the right solution for those seeking to reduce their housing expenses or for those seeking housing in the city or the Village in particular.
It is a free service that matches hosts with an extra room in their houses or apartments with responsible, compatible guests looking for affordable housing throughout New York City’s five boroughs.
“Our free and innovative service is a wonderful resource,” said Linda Hoffman, President of New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, which is dedicated to helping New York’s older adults enjoy healthier, safer, more productive and dignified lives in their homes and communities. “Our professional social work staff provide confidential screening, matching of hosts with suitable guests and follow-up services.”
The Home Sharing Program has been successfully matching individuals in such living arrangements for more than 40 years. Adults ages 18 or older are eligible, but at least one of the participants must be age 60 or older.