|Re: Subsidized housing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Joani Blank (jeblankhooked.net)|
|Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 02:14:17 -0600|
Wasatchers, By all means take that federal subsidy. I went to a meeting where Habitat For Humanity was trying to recruit low income families to buy subsidized units in a cohousing community which were selling for only $40,000 (this in the SF Bay Area!). Yes, families came to the meeting cause the houses were way cheap, but those who found the cohousing aspects unappealing, (Do you HAVE to eat community meals? Well no, the meals are voluntary, but most people who do eat at least some of them find that they really are the glue that holds the community together) dropped out before they even filled out a preliminary application. Self-selection out works just as well with limited income people as with the more affluent, I believe. Whatever the income level, and whether the resident is an owner or a renter, we will always have a few people who don't discover until after they move in that this isn't going to work for them, and I believe that sooner or later, those people will find another place to live. Joani jeblank [at] hooked.net
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