|Re: COHOUSING-L digest 728||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Zpaiss (Zpaissaol.com)|
|Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 12:03:45 -0600|
Dear John, The issue of accepting Federal money to subsidise some of your units, you have discovered, is complicated. You raised two related but different issues. The effect of having people become part of the community who do not need to have any desire to be communal is IMO a problem. They may end up being some of the best members of the community but I would suggest building into the process a way for them to learn what will be expected of them (though not legally binding) in addition to paying their rent. Here at Nyland when a community member puts their home up for sale, they are given a packet of info to show to prospective buyers. The packet includes some historical info about CoHousing and Nyland, how the committee's work, how our meals work, the process we use for decision making and several other things I am forgetting. This way they find out what they are getting themselves into. Our experierience at Nyland with renters in general is that they are some of the most active members of the community. Thet are treated exactly the same as PWM's (people with mortgages) and have been a wonderful addition to the diversity of the community. Good Luck, Zev Paiss Nyland CoHousing with 130+ people including 15+ renters!
Re: COHOUSING-L digest 728 Scott Cowley, January 11 1996
- Re: COHOUSING-L digest 728 Zpaiss, January 12 1996
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