Boston Seniority magazine featured a success story from Nesterly, an intergenerational homeshare program that connects hosts who have spare space in their home with
people who are seeking a place to stay for longer than one month. Tenants can
also exchange help around the house for lower rent. Continue reading
In 2017 the City of Boston launched their intergenerational homeshare pilot, a collaboration between the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab, the Age Strong Commission, and Nesterly, a local start up aiming to match older adults with spare rooms with graduate students. Continue reading
Since the Great Recession, rental housing markets have undergone profound changes resulting in the disappearance of low-cost units, record-low vacancy rates, and steadily rising rents, according to a report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS). Continue reading
Moving Massachusetts Upstream (MassUP) Initiative:
The Health Policy Commission (HPC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking partnerships between provider and community-based organizations looking to address upstream social, economic, and environmental barriers to health as part of the “Moving Massachusetts Upstream” (MassUP) initiative. Continue reading
Most older adults want to continue living in their homes as they age. Yet many homes often need to be adapted to meet the changing mobility, sensory and cognitive needs of the older adults who live in them.
Several resources for home modifications exist, from AARP’s HomeFit Guide to Age Friendly Berkshires’ “Aging in Place Workbook.”
Now, N4A and the Eldercare Locator have partnered with the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology on the 2019 Home for the Holidays campaign, which also focuses on home modifications and centers on an introductory guide. Continue reading
Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $75,000 in funding for the Boston Tenant Organizing Program (BTOP).
This program, administered on behalf of the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, supports tenant organizing activities in privately owned multifamily rental projects located in the City of Boston. Continue reading
Housing inequality is becoming increasingly evident among older Americans as the number of older households climbs to unprecedented levels, according to Housing America’s Older Adults 2019, a new report being released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Governor Baker and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently awarded $34 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Awards to support a variety of housing, community and economic development projects in 63 cities and towns across the Commonwealth. Many of these projects are helping cities and towns become more Age-Friendly through improvements to a community’s physical environment. Continue reading
The Innovative Stable Housing Initiative (ISHI) is a pilot project funded by Boston Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Determination of Need Community Health Initiative. The ISHI Upstream Fund resources support ideas that will make lasting changes in policies or systems to help residents find safe and healthy housing and help residents at risk of losing their home/apartment/housing.
Join Health Resources in Action in shaping a process that will give out almost $900,000 in grants to support housing policy and systems change in Boston.
Health care organizations recognize social determinants of health and their influence on community well-being and health care costs, but a trio of Boston teaching hospitals are teaming up to go beyond recognition to offer focused funding support to one key social challenge. Continue reading