|Welcoming low-income households||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Joaniblank (Joaniblankaol.com)|
|Date: Mon, 15 May 95 21:19 CDT|
Karen, I absolutely believe that there is a way to welcome low income folks into cohousing. But the operant word here is "welcome" which is a far cry from "recruit," The welcoming business is less expensive than recruitment, but much more difficult, because it requires a great deal of individual introspection, and acknowledgement of our intolerances and prejudices. Although I expect that a number of people in each cohousing group would be willing to do that work on themselves and would believe it a worthwhile endeavor, I don't think that is true of a majority of us. Some may find this a sad commentary on the state of late twentieth century north american middle class culture. Or may be disappointed that cohousing hasn't solved the diversity dilemna for itself, never mind the rest of the world. But I think that just by existing and being as welcoming as we can (both individually and as groups), we are showing one way out of isolation and towards the elusive "community." Joani
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