Senior woman and adult woman having tea in the garden

Home Share program to reduce homelessness

Empty nesters will be matched with young people looking for affordable housing as part of an innovative NSW Government program designed to reduce homelessness.

Last updated: October 7, 2021
  • nsw
  • October 7, 2021

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens said the Home Share program was a win-win for the community.

“We know many older people living alone can often experience loneliness and this pilot will match them with a younger person looking for housing while they work or study,” Mr Henskens said.

“This is a multi-generational solution to addressing social isolation among seniors and helping millennials live more independently, and learn some life skills along the way.

“The program will complement the wide variety of initiatives that we’re investing in to help young people break the cycle of homelessness, including additional funding announced recently to increase the availability of rent assistance packages.”