From: brucefrishkoff (
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 10:51:31 -0500
 Becky, we're in much the same position at Simeon Center (45 minutes from 
Albany, NY).  Besides looking into borrowing from banks, we're also looking 
into affordable housing grants and loans for non-profits.  And we're struggling 
with the question of whether to build the common house later in order to 
initially reduce the cost per unit.  ANy suggestions out there on any of this?
Bruce Frishkoff, Simeon Center

cohousing-l [at] wrote:
> We're in the process of trying to borrow money from lending
> institutions.  As much as possible, we would like to be able to show
> them that cohousing is low risk. We have heard that many cohousing
> communities have waiting lists after they are completed.  Would people
> from communities which have been completed let us know if that was true
> for you?  Or did it take a long time for some units to get sold even
> after constuction was completed?   If you would tell us about your 
> experience, that would be very helpful.  Thanks.
> Becky Schaller
> Sonora Cohousing in Tucson, AZ
> We're purchasing almost five acres in central Tucson and construction
> for 36 homes will begin this December.  We've already sold out of our
> next to smallest unit. One, two, and four bedroom units are still
> available, but perhaps not for long!

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