I wanted to share this new resource with you. It is a network of locally managed Facebook Groups. It gives people a safe place to look for a shared housing situation. By using Facebook, we are using a medium that people already know and use. It can easily be accessed with a computer or smart phone.
It gives people a way to get to know each other before actually moving in together. It just opened this weekend, so it is small – but as the word gets out and more join, it can be a great resource in the community. The Australian group is over 700 people in one location alone.
Here is the direct link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1913345825564310/
I am proud to announce the first North American chapter of Seniors Share Houses – right here in Portland/Vancouver. This is a simple idea started by an individual in Australia who wanted to do something about the housing crisis faced by seniors in her community. We all know how tight the rental housing market is in our area – so hopefully this will help. Check out the website www.seniorssharehouses.net
Right now the website is brand new, but more information will be added in the days ahead.