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Grad Students: Need an Affordable Place to Live? New Site Connects Generations


Nesterly matches students who need affordable housing with Boston-area empty nesters who have a room to spare Sharrice Autry is a 36-year-old third-generation minister from Detroit studying at BU’s School of Theology. Alison Brown is a 61-year-old mother of four adult children and an empty nester who lives in suburban Newton. Together, they’re congenial roommates […]

In Boston, a housing innovation that connects the generations


Although cities across the country are struggling with a shortage of housing, especially at a manageable cost, there are millions of bedrooms going unused. Now, technology is enabling homeowners with rooms to spare to connect with renters who can’t afford their own place. Stephanie Leydon from PBS station WGBH reports on how Boston has become […]

Five Innovative Ways Cities Are Improving Life for Seniors


Almost 90% of seniors say they want to age in their own home, but maintaining the two- and four-bedroom homes that make up 80% of U.S. housing stock can be difficult for some. Take on a younger tenant or housemate, and aging in place suddenly gets easier. In 2017, the city of Boston teamed up […]

Columbus Neighborhoods: Intergenerational Living


WOSU Public Media takes a look at housing issues facing aging members of the Columbus community.

Spare Bedrooms On The Boston Market


Boston’s housing shortage is no secret. But what many don’t know, is that there are plenty of spare bedrooms: 90,000 in Boston and Cambridge alone. And now, the city’s become a launching pad for a tech platform striving to become the Uber of home-sharing.

Rethinking What Makes a Great Roommate


Nesterly was featured in AARP’s 2018 Where We Live publication.

A new use for the spare room


About a year and a half ago, Brenda Atchison, a lifelong Bostonian, created an online profile. Atchison was retired from a job in the education sector and looking for someone to share her home and life—but she wasn’t looking for a date. She liked the idea of companionship and of generating a little extra income […]

App Connects Home Owning Baby Boomers With Young Professionals Looking For Lower Rent


WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben and Liam Martin talk with CEO of Nesterly Noelle Marcus about the financial and cultural value of younger and other people living together.