New McMaster Grad Studies Homesharing Pilot Project

Published: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

McMaster Symbiosis matches co-housing students with seniors in the McMaster community for a mutually beneficial relationship that reduces costs – and isolation – for both student and senior.

This new program connects graduate students in need of low-cost housing with seniors who have a spare room and who could benefit from a bit of extra support. This will be done through one-on-one interviews with both students and seniors to understand their needs and expectations better. Once they match a senior with a student, they will meet and discuss their potential co-housing relationship. If both parties decide to proceed, they will help to make the arrangements. 

The Symbiosis team is made up of a Postdoctoral Fellow, a senior undergraduate student, and staff from the School of Graduate Studies, with support from a variety of local senior’s groups and associations. They are committed to making the best possible match to ensure a harmonious cohabitation. 

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