Seniors Share Houses
Because many mature age people are struggling to find affordable rental accommodation a Facebook group called Seniors Share Houses was started. It helps seniors to find each other with a goal of sharing housing.
In the summer of 2015, a woman in Australia wanted to do something about the high cost of housing and how it was affecting the older members of the community. She started a private Facebook group – Seniors Share Houses. This original group has grown to over 1200 members. But the need was much greater than just in her community. Soon there was a Seniors Share Houses – Sunshine Coast and Seniors Share Houses – Brisbane.
By early 2017, Seniors Share Houses had become an international network with the addition of Seniors Share Houses – Portland.
This is a grass-roots, volunteer network. Each group is co-managed by someone local. The groups do not provide housing, but are a safe space for people to come together and find each other.