North Shore Community College (NSCC) is working to address the pervasive issue by partnering with a mobile housing app, Nesterly, to match its homeless students with affordable housing options in the city, Gentile said.

The “intergenerational, home-sharing” app, similar to the vacation rental site, Airbnb, would match NSCC students who are unable to afford housing with “empty nesters,” or older residents who want to rent out an empty room in their homes.

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