The student population in St. John's is on a steady rise. Housing options are on a steady decline.
The 50+ population in NL have the highest home-ownership rates of any province.
Since 2009, there's an unprecedented shortage of affordable housing. Luckily, an efficient, creative solution is in the works; A win-win solution for students and 50+.
Enter Home Share - a community-based program led by the dynamic and expert guidance of several community leaders and stakeholders.
The idea is simple: two unrelated people share a house or apartment to their mutual advantage.
Private bedrooms. Common areas.
Respect, communication, and community all in one affordable and accessible package.
What's in it for the students?
Vacancy rates are mad low. Rental rates? Crazy high. Students feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. It's a tough situation.
Home Share provides students with affordable and accessible housing options so they can do what they need to do - study and become successful.
Students benefit by finding a place to live, saving money, and learning from mutual inter-generational experience. You might get into knitting while the homeowner surfs Twitter®!
If Ben is speaking your language, think about Home Share.
Please direct your requests to Frankie:
Many of our 50+ population are living in homes that they sometimes struggle to maintain alone.
Home Share helps our 50+ to kick that struggle to the curb by inviting a post-secondary student to move in.
Household responsibilities are shared, or the student exchanges these types of services for reduced rent.
Our 50+ find it easier to stay in their own homes and benefit from the youthful presence students bring along.
Quality of life benefits, emotional and financial stability, a sense of safety, and companionship are all goals Home Share aims to achieve for its 50+ participants.
If you think like our girl Mabel, Home Share is for you!