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21
Feb

Sharing a home in NJ: A more affordable option for many

By Dino Flammia February 21, 2017 2:33 AM Olinda Young and Jeannette Brown, both down on their luck 10 years ago, met through Bridgewater-based HomeSharing, Inc. (Photo provided by HomeSharing, Inc.) One had just learned of a worsening cancer diagnosis and never really preferred to live alone. The other had just been a victim of

13
Jan

Young and old share homes to afford North Jersey

Colleen Diskin, Staff Writer, @ColleenDiskin Published 12:01 a.m. ET Jan. 13, 2017 | Updated 7:07 a.m. ET Jan. 13, 2017 Joan Grzenda, left, and Alyssa Camacho in the kitchen of Grzenda’s home. Grzenda, 66, was debating giving up her longtime home after retiring but found a home-sharing match in Camacho, 26.(Photo: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com) The two

29
Nov

#GivingTuesday: Bridgewater-Based Organization Helps Prevent Homelessness In Somerset, Union Counties

By Alexis Tarrazi (Patch Staff) – November 29, 2016 2:12 pm ET HomeSharing has helped more than 20,000 people avoid homelessness in Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Union, Essex, Passaic counties BRIDGEWATER, NJ — HomeSharing, a non-profit organization based in Bridgewater, has helped more than 20,000 people avoid homelessness in Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Union and

24
Nov

HomeSharing creates new “family” for Thanksgiving celebration

Suzanne Russell , @SRussellMyCJ4:17 p.m. EST November 24, 2016 Hansen, and Hansen is thankful to have Patterson’s roof over her head. “She is part of my family, absolutely,” Patterson, 81, a township resident for more than 50 years, said Thursday hours before the two shared their Thanksgiving meal. He said Hansen now has a house to

21
Apr

Seminars on HomeSharing to be held in Montclair, Verona

Montclair-area residents looking to remain in their homes, but in need of financial assistance or companionship, are coming closer to having another option. Earlier this year, HomeSharing Inc. launched in Montclair. The service, geared toward senior citizens, was provided to Montclair and neighboring municipalities for the next three years via a $227,000 grant from Partners

15
Mar

Home sharing helps ease financial burden for some homeowners, renters

Stroke patient Robert Oliphant, a resident at Knoll Shared Living in Frankford Township, spends an afternoon in his shared home. (Photo: Karen Fucito/Correspondent) Home sharing, a practice started a few decades ago, is picking up steam in the post-recession economy, especially in high-cost pockets of the country, such as Morris County. All age groups are

10
Mar

Aging in Place: In Montclair, new options are offered by HomeSharing, Inc.

A creative avenue for expanding housing options for individuals of all ages is now available in Montclair and neighboring communities, with a particular focus on helping Township seniors to “age in place.” The effort will be spearheaded by HomeSharing, Inc., an organization with more than 30 years of experience. It is being funded by a

10
Feb

HomeSharing program launches in Montclair

February 10, 2015 By Andrew Segedin Staff Writer | The Montclair Times With affordable-housing options for local seniors at a premium, HomeSharing Inc. launched operations in Montclair. HomeSharing, according to Lifelong Montclair Project Director Katie York, is an organization that works to match homeowners looking to share their homes with seekers who are looking for affordable-housing

06
Feb

Service brings people together to share home

February 6, 2015 By Maggie Katz STAFF WRITER | Clifton Journal CLIFTON — Residents may soon find more affordable housing options in Clifton thanks to a Bridgewater-based non-profit. In just over 30 year’s time, HomeSharing has helped make 1,600 matches to help get and keep people in homes. The non-profit matches those with a home and