06.20.131:00 PM ET

Three’s a Crowd

Married couples opting to live with a roommate.

If you’re one of the many people struggling to find an affordable apartment in New York City, there’s a new trend that might help you out. NYC singles are moving in with married couples—many who have children or are expecting—in order to keep rent costs down. One struggling actress moved in with a pregnant couple, with free babysitting duties included in her contract. While living with a couple might be a deal breaker for some, those who want a cheaper living situation are jumping on the bandwagon.