By Sarah Fletcher
A recent Zumper report found that New York City is the most expensive city for renters in the United States. A one-bedroom in the city has a median price of $3,790 and a two-bedroom a median price of $4,420.
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens’ (NYFSC), the only non-profit, non-sectarian organization serving older adults throughout New York City’s five boroughs, has a solution that has worked for hundreds of New Yorkers young and old over the decades.
Its Home Sharing Program, founded in 1981 and so important today with the high cost of housing, is a free service that matches hosts with extra bedrooms in their apartments with responsible, compatible guests looking for affordable housing in New York City.
“Our free and innovative service is a wonderful resource,” said Linda Hoffman, President of New York Foundation for Senior Citizens. “Our professional social work staff provide confidential screening, matching of hosts with suitable guests and follow-up services.”
Adults ages 18 or older are eligible, but at least one of the participants must be age 60 or older.
It is funded by the New York State Office for the Aging, the NYC Department for the Aging, elected officials and private contributions.