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Housing

The Age-Friendly Housing Committee is made up of residents who are concerned and engaged in exploring and finding solutions with regards to accessible and affordable housing in Burlington. In 2011, in partnership with community members, a big, easy housing chart was developed, with implementation goals that range from easy to difficult. The work of the committee is aligned with other community agencies, citizens, businesses and governments with the objective of providing appropriate housing options and alternatives for all.

Members of the committee are available to attend speaking engagements to inform citizens of housing options that are available in their community.

The Housing Committee founded the The Halton HomeShare program in 2015 and developed the HomeShare Toolkit, a guide for people who are interested in a shared living arrangement. HomeShare enables older adults to remain in their own home, while Home Sharers assist with household responsibilities in exchange for a a reduced accommodation fee. The Municipality of Halton Region, through Halton Housing Help, currently oversees the operations of the program, including; applications, interviews, screening and reference checks, home environment scan and monitoring of matches.

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