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iGenNB is a housing solution for young adults who are able to

lend a helping hand in exchange for free housing.

 

You may be asked to give informal support, help with household chores and general cleaning, as well as planning and executing activities for relationship-building. You are asked to do this between 6-12 hours/week. What is expected from each participant will be decided upon and outlined in an agreement.

Tasks May Include: 

  • Light Housework (ie: dishes, laundry, dishwasher, vacuuming)

  • Home Maintenance (ie: minor repairs, cleaning vents/gutters, painting) 

  • Moving, lifting, carrying, or reaching

  • Laundry

  • Pet Care

  • Snow removal/Seasonal Yard Maintenance 

  • Shopping/Running Errands

  • Meal Preparation

  • Gardening

  • Companionship 

  • Computer help

 

In exchange, you can expect a home with no costs associated. This program helped form meaningful connections and create long-lasting friendships with your home provider. Your match may also be able to provide you with some mentorship and teach you new perspectives. 

Applicants were required to complete a criminal record and vulnerable sector check and have no history or pending charges of crimes. Applicants were also required to submit 3 references including a character reference, employer reference and landlord reference.

Questions to ask yourself before applying:

  • Are you open minded, welcoming, willing to be flexible?

  • Do you look for opportunities to help others?

  • Are you able to confront problems and find mutually beneficial solutions?

  • Do you have strong interpersonal and communication skills? 

  • Can you provide any form of skill sharing? 

  • Do you enjoy engaging in conversation? 

Benefits:

  • Affordable living 

  • Reduces social isolation

  • Improves health and well-being for participants

  • Encourages community engagement

  • Improves quality of life

 

 

NOTE:

The pilot phase has ended, we are no longer taking applications. If you are interested, you can submit your name for updates about the next phase.

The schedule for the next phase is pending as the learnings from the pilot are being fully considered and reported. 

For more information, please call

(506) 457-1717 or email at igenliving@gmail.com

 

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