More boomers taking roommates in 'sharing economy'May 8, 2014 @ 10:57 am (Updated: 4:38 pm - 5/8/14 )
Experts say it will soon be more common for aging baby boomers to have roommates as they increasingly age in place.
Rachel Caraviello, vice president of Affordable Living for the Aging, said such arrangements are part of the "sharing economy" and typically pairs one house-rich but cash-poor roommate with another who has the opposite problem.
According to the ALA, cohabiters aged 50 or older with no familial or romantic relationship make up some 130,000 households across the country.
Some of these arrangements may involve one roommate helping the other with shopping, transportation, and cooking or serving as an informal caregiver, according to Rodney Harris, a housing specialist at AARP's Public Policy Institute.
Fatal Bike Crash
A bicyclist was struck and killed Friday in the same area as Seattle's future bike lane
17 things you will definitely see at Bumbershoot
Cassius' Body Art
This Seahawks rookie might be the most colorful on the field
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.