The Ann Arbor Home Share program at the University of Michigan connects homeowners over the age of 55 with younger people looking for a place to live.
The program allows senior homeowners to manage household chores and offset costs--but it also offers companionship.
Every arrangement is unique.
In some cases, younger roommates take on housework or run errands in exchange for lower rent.
Michigan Radio's Christina Shockley spoke with Carol Tice and Kristina Gifford, who participate in the Home Share program. Tice, 80, rents out part of her home to Gifford, 24. Tice has been a participant for over 7 years.