|RE: "What is (or isn't) cohousing" revisited.||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (Exchange) (RobsanExchange.MICROSOFT.com)|
|Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 12:42:31 -0500|
The notion of Cohousing as "Resident Managed" clearly has a wide latitude of possible interpretations. Renters may very well never have a controlling role over capital decisions, and so a renter community may never really be fully Resident Managed in this case. However, what exactly this means is subject to some debate. If the residents choose and operate the daily management decisions, such as child care, dinner, maintaince and meeting structures, but have no say in capital decisions (painting, building a community shed, etc.) what are the boundaries which define cohousing regarding resident managed? I continue to want to fall back to defining cohousing with some notion of the residents having the expectation of a close community that works cooperatively. This would clearly separate out physical design issues as a defining point (lots of condos could be called cohousing by their pedestrian designs). Rob >Original Message----- From: [From] < [HeaderAddress]>< On Behalf Of [SentRepresenting]> Sent: [ClientSubmitTime] To: [To]< Cc: [Cc]> Subject: [Subject]< Importance: [HeaderImportance]>< Sensitivity: [HeaderSensitivity]> If people at Vest Pocket rent rooms and have a resident manager, is this more like a dorm? Do they have any role in decision making other than choosing whether or not they will do their chores on time without being nagged? I have spoken to people who are attempting to run low income housing with a make believe "community" of unwilling renters who have no real choices or imput. If they are successful in calling this "cohousing" then cohousing will become a curse word in certain communities as has "redevelopment". I know nothing about the group who built Vest Pocket, and I am not condemning them at all. I am strongly in favor of MIXED INCOME housing, including offering rentals mixed in with owner occupied homes.
- "What is (or isn't) cohousing" revisited. Joani Blank, April 25 1996
- RE: "What is (or isn't) cohousing" revisited. Bruce Koller, July 29 1996
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