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Seniors consider co-housing alternatives

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As aging Americans find themselves empty nesters and yet still not wanting to leave home, they often rent out extra rooms in their homes, often at a lower-than-market price. It's good for baby boomer homeowners and good for their renters, economically, socially and emotionally. MPR News senior economics editor Chris Farrell talks with Wendi Burkhardt, CEO and co-founder of Silvernest, a home sharing network in Boulder, Colorado, and with Charles Durrett, architect and founder of The Cohousing Company in Nevada City, California about the implications of senior co-housing arrangements on cities, families and older Americans.