5 Suggestions for Roommates in a Pandemic

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.

Preparing Your Home for Your New Roommate

Many of us have spent the last several weeks quarantining at home. If you’re sick of baking bread or video chatting with your friends, we recommend starting your spring cleaning! We’ve heard from several of our homeowners that a new roommate moving in was the excuse they needed to tackle their household projects!

How Two Generations Facing Loneliness & High Housing Costs Became Housemates

Despite their age difference, Amy and Yuki enjoyed each other’s company and bonded over their love of Amy’s cats. They both appreciate the financial benefits of home-sharing, but that’s not their main motivation for participating in Odd Couples Housing.

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Intergenerational Camaraderie in Challenging Times

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!

Coronavirus and Older Adults: What Resources Are Available

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.

COVID-19 and College Students: Your Go-To Resources

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.