|Re: low/mixed income cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: IAN_HIG (IAN_HIGantdiv.gov.au)|
|Date: Wed, 10 May 95 00:14 CDT|
Cascade Cohousing spent a lot of energy during the first 2 years of its existance trying to get a mix of private and rental housing. In the end w We had as many people in the group interested in rental housing as we had interested in ownership. Those who were interested in rental housing formed a cooperative that sought government funding to buy rental housing, mean while the private owner types kept going and bought land. We hoped that the cooperative would be able to buy 6 out of the 14 houses to be built. Unfortunately it took the coop about 3 and a half years to get funded and the group had sold all the last of its sites a few months before the funding came through. The rental people are now a more normal housing coop and are buying single family homes, so the outcome is not all bad. The main point being that in our experience there was as much interest and enthusiasm from "low income" people as there was from "high income" people. Both were prepared to work very hard to achieve cohousing. cheers Hig (Ian Higginbottom) Cascade Cohousing Hobart, Tasmania Australia
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