|another try at affordability/diversity||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Donna L. McDaniel (76063.1150CompuServe.COM)|
|Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 21:11:05 -0500|
I sent a message off a few days ago and, for reasons that I shll never understand, what you got was a subjectd line about affordability/diversity and then some windows/compuserve kind of instructions, particularly odd since I don't even have windows! Sometimes these computers confound me... Anyway, interestingly, I have already received some very helpful replies--even without having the questions transmitted--and thanks to all of you! So here is what I hope you will get this time. -------------------- I'm a member of Commonweal Cohousing Group and an experienced free lance writer preparing a 2,000 word article on community and cohousing for Sojourner, a monthly feminist publication in Boston. I'm looking for some comments from you out there. They've asked me to cover community building and how (if) the wishes for affordability and diversity are fulfilled--all related to the question of whether this cohousing movement is essentially a white middle-class phenomenon (no matter how hard we might try?). I'm trying valiantly to use the list archives, though technology seems not to be helping me, but I really want to ask those of you who are interested in these topics to send me a comment or two for any part of these questions: Have you tried to make your cohousing affordable? How? How much success? What works or doesn't? Similarly, have you tried to make your cohousing diverse--in some ways reflecting the diversity of America? PLEASE BE SUCCINCT. (And I do have a deadline, so I need to hear by June 15.) PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO BE QUOTED. I assume you give permission by responding. If you request, I will send you back whatever I intend to use of what you said... for a check by you. Thank you so very much! P.S. Cohousing is getting good play in the press in Mass. of late, what with construction of New View and Commonweal activity, also in the western suburbs. There are also two groups in Cambridge on the verge of getting their sites and one just forming in Jamaica Plain (part of Boston). Donna McDaniel
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