The average dormitory acceptance rate is 14%, which is very low, so shortage in housing is becoming a social issue.
We introduce you a win-win policy that solves the elderly welfare and youth housing problem through the sharing economy in Seoul through a home sharing system between an elderly and college student.
It is a home sharing business wherein the elderly residing in Seoul gives a cheap room for rent for college students. It is Seoul’s sharing policy that kills two birds in one stone by providing income support for the elderly and alleviates the burden of housing expenses for college students.
This is called the Same Roof Generation Sympathy policy.
In the background where home sharing is required, there is high residential ownership rate (73.5%) among the elderly above 65 years old, high poverty rate among the elderly (48.4%), serious housing problems of college students (housing poverty rate of 22.8% among young people residing in Seoul), average rent and deposit of 14 million KRW + monthly rent of 500,000 KRW, etc.
The Same Roof Generation Sympathy, through the home sharing of different generations, has various goals such as resolving the loneliness of the elderly, securing rental income, and stabilizing housing for young people.
One might think that it will be uncomfortable to live with an elderly person,
but college student Lee A-reum, who uses home-sharing, said that she is getting along with the grandmother much better than her roommate back when she was living in a dormitory.
“I just think that my roommate has turned into a grandmother. My previous ‘roommate’ was the same age as me, so there were slight conflicts because of small things like overlapping activities, such as who will be the first one to dry their hair, but there was no problem with grandmother because our daily life pattern is completely different. I head over to the hospital at about 7 in the morning and come back around 9 in the evening.”
“My friends who live alone are scared whenever they head home at night, but since I live with grandmother, it feels safer than anything else. It’s scary if you go into an empty house. I want to stay here until I graduate,” she said.
In order to revitalize this kind of home sharing, Seoul City has recently activated a ‘Same Roof Generation Sympathy’ Coordinator through more than 50 foundations.
The coordinator not only serves as a mediator between the elderly who has put out a room and the student looking for a room, but also helps resolves conflicts.
Now that we are open for applications for Same Roof Generation Sympathy, why don’t you apply immediately after reading through the details? ^^
The following are the details of the recruitment application.
❍ Project name: Same Roof Generation Sympathy
❍ Project target
– Elderly: Elderly over 60 years old who owns a house in Seoul
– College students: Students who are enrolled in a university (or graduate school) in Seoul (except cyber university students)
❍ Lease criteria
– Residential space: Rent an independent room that has privacy
– Rental fee: Cheaper than market price (200,000-300,000 KRW per month)
– Rental period: Basic period of 6 months (1 semester), renewable
❍ Support for environmental improvement work
➀ Scope of support: Within 1,000 KRW per room (Support for flooring, papering walls, toilet pottery, light bulb change, etc.)
➁ How to apply: Apply from autonomous region à Seoul City (Housing Policy Division) à Environmental improvement construction (SH construction)
(Participating autonomous regions below)
Nowon-gu, Gwangjin-gu, Seodaemun-gu, Dongdaemun-gu, Jongno-gu, Seocho-gu, Dongjak-gu, Seongdong-gu, Seongbuk-gu, Mapo-gu, Yongsan-gu, Dobong-gu, Gangseo-gu, Gwanak-gu, Jungnang-gu