Shared Housing Program

Shared Housing Program

LifePath has partnered with the Albany Guardian Society and B'Nai B'rith Gideon Foundation to offer shared housing opportunities for qualified older adults seeking financial relief in home rental costs.

Home-sharing is an innovative approach that pairs older adults with two or more unrelated individuals in a single-family home or living location. Whether you are the homeowner or home-sharer, each resident in the house will have access to a private bedroom and a shared common space. With this convenient, mutual support living arrangement, you will benefit from companionship, financial relief, and house maintenance assistance.

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, a virtual Public Forum was held to discuss the challenges of housing options in New York State, and the possibility of starting a home-sharing program in the Captial Region was explored.  Over 100 people attended and the meeting was a great success.

A follow-up meeting will be held on Thursday, June 17 at 2:30 pm in person at the Watervliet Senior Center or via Zoom for professionals who are interested in creating a coalition to discuss the feasibility of moving forward with this program in the Capital Region.

Contact Gretchen Moore Simmons at gmoore@seniorservicesofalbany.com for more information.