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Home-sharing discussion set for Jan. 27

Jan 13, 2020

Belfast — Many people find renting a home or apartment by themselves too expensive, while others have extra space in a home that is costly to maintain. An upcoming event aims to bring these people together to discuss a possible to solution to their housing concerns.

On Monday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, two homeowners who have shared their homes with others for years will discuss their experiences. Andree Bella and Elizabeth Garber will talk about the ups and downs of renting space to others, what it has meant in their lives and what it might mean for others.

The audience will also hear from people who have rented in someone’s home and what that’s like.

Housing in Belfast and the surrounding area is a major issue, with many experiencing a lack of affordability, higher taxes, increased costs of living, and lack of friendship and company. Sharing a home can be an option for many people.

This discussion is meant to illustrate one opportunity to address some aspects of this issue and help people who perhaps would consider other forms of housing that might offer advantages for both the renter and homeowner.

Belfast Free Library is located at 106 High St. For more information, contact Mike Hurley, 338-1975 or


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