|Re: The $200,000 invisible wall||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Deb Smyre (dsmyreprimenet.com)|
|Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 09:21:29 -0500|
At 08:13 PM 5/17/98 -0500, Rob Sandelin wrote: > >So we have built a $200,000 wall of middle classism around ourselves, keeping >out any others who don't have lots of money. Of course this is NOT unique to >Sharingwood, in fact, almost all cohousing units require incomes of $60,000 or >greater to purchase the mortgage. Doesn't this defeat much of the spirit of co-housing? Without socioeconomic diversity among residents, it's easy to level the criticism that co-housing is no more than suburban sprawl. Does Sharingwood make extra efforts at outreach with surrounding communities to help balance this insular "middle-classism"? Otherwise, what's the point when the only community-building that takes place is among carbon copy people? =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Deb Smyre E-Mail: dsmyre [at] primenet.com Website: http://www.primenet.com/~dsmyre =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.