|Re: The $200,000 invisible wall||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 17:10:31 -0500|
Matt Lawrence <matt [at] technoronin.com> is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by the Fred the list manager: owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- On Mon, 18 May 1998, Deb Smyre wrote: > 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? I've thought long and hard about this issue and I haven't come up with any good answers. The main problem that I see is that an extremely large variation in incomes (10x or so) can create a lot of stress because of the perceived difference in the value of a dollar. Does anyone here have a good answer? -- Matt
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