This has also happened here in Brighton. There are now only 2 KH's in the whole of Brighton shared by 5 consolidated congregations plus foreign language groups.
I also heard of a couple who left their house to their local congregation for the pioneers to use. Two or three couples could live there virtually rent free and it would help them financially. When the sister died last year the society would not hear of this arrangement and told the congregation to sell the property and forward the funds to them. This has now happened.