Helsinki Suburb Is Offering Millennials Cheap Rent to Live in a Senior Center

Helsinki Suburb Is Offering Millennials Cheap Rent to Live in a Senior Center – the youth get a housing deal, the elderly get companionship—it’s a win-win. In a city where rents are high,  this offer of studios for people under 25 in the suburb of Laajasalo, all with private facilities and balconies, received an enthusiastic response. They’re located in a home for seniors, one where the young studio-dwellers would be expected to spend three-to-five hours a week with the older residents. The project aims to address youth homelessness, reduce social isolation, and encourage mixing between the generations. Younger people get an affordable place to live and some contact with older folks who aren’t their grandparents. The elderly residents, meanwhile, get to mix with an age group that rarely comes through the senior home’s doors. Read more.

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