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Entries by Emma Swinford
Deciding to make a change to your living situation is a big deal. It’s an even bigger deal during a pandemic. Having a new roommate means navigating all of the normal subjects, with the addition of COVID-19 exposure. Those get-to-know-you conversations now include things like social distancing habits, group gathering expectations, and more. Like many, […]
Odd Couples Housing announced a partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA — Mission: St. Louis to launch a housing subsidy program for VISTA volunteers affiliated with the organization. AmeriCorps VISTA — Mission: St. Louis seeks to alleviate poverty across Missouri by creating systemic change and providing direct services that improve the well-being of the poor and disenfranchised, particularly children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
The last several months have brought enormous changes to the way we work, study, shop, travel and live. Whether we live alone or with a roommate, many of the mainstays of our lives have transformed during this pandemic. Despite these changes, one thing remains the same: we all want a safe, comfortable place to call home at the end of the day.
Whether you and your roommate have an established relationship, or you’re just getting to know each other, these helpful hints can help make sure you’re both looking out for each other.
At Odd Couples Housing, nothing makes us smile more than the stories of people in different life stages teaming up to support each other. It’s what inspires us and our roommate matches! We’ve spoken to a few of our matches this week, and they’ve been happy to have some company while sheltering in place at home. Hearing from them was a bright spot in our week!
What are the bright spots in your week? How are you keeping your spirits up? If you need to hear some good news, we have some inspiring stories about people of all ages stepping up to help their community and cheer up their loved ones!
When it comes to the coronavirus, things have been changing quickly, and we want to make sure you are aware of your resources and prepared, in case it touches your community. Moreover, we want to share some coronavirus-related initiatives and a few tips to help you stay connected.
Odd Couples Housing works with students, and we’ve been thinking a lot about the many young people whose lives and studies have been disrupted by the pandemic. This is no normal semester for many students. Colleges and universities across the country terminated study abroad programs, moved classes online, extended spring break, and in some cases, asked students not to return to campus. For many, this is a stressful time—financially, socially, and emotionally.
There are many fears and myths surrounding the coronavirus. Because Odd Couples Housing works with seniors and students from other countries, I thought it would be a good idea to share some reliable sources where you can educate yourself on COVID-19 and get live updates on what’s happening around the world.
A Review of 2019: Let’s look back at what we achieved together! It has been a busy year at Odd Couples Housing! Throughout 2019. We worked hard to build our team, spread the word about the benefits of intergenerational living, and revamp our technology to better serve you. We’re proud of the ways we’ve changed […]