Program Matching Older Adults With Students In Need Of Housing Coming To Winnipeg
According to the CBC, a program that pairs seniors wanting to stay in their homes with students needing affordable housing is coming to Winnipeg.
The Canada Home Share program started in Toronto in 2018 as an intergenerational home-sharing initiative. It's since been replicated in other cities in southern Ontario and Vancouver, B.C.
Seniors with extra space in their home apply to the program and are matched with students looking for a place to live. The students agree to do a few hours of light housework during the week in exchange for a place to live for about $400 to $600 a month.