The Toronto HomeShare Pilot Project is a City of Toronto initiative that will match older adults (55+) who have a spare room in their home with younger adults (students) who are looking for affordable housing. In exchange for reduced rent, the students agree to provide five to seven hours per week contributing to the household. This could be preparing and sharing meals together, light housework, errands or walking a pet.
The Toronto HomeShare Pilot Project is about more than a room in a house – it is a way to help older adults age successfully in place and to remain engaged in their communities. It is also a way to increase intergenerational awareness and connection
Older adult residents who are interested in finding out more about the HomeShare Pilot Project can visit http://www.nicenet.ca/.