African American Cohousing
From: Howard Mead (
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 09:22:33 -0500
I am secretary of the Chicago Cohousing Network. The cohousing group you
are refering to is Ujima Place completed in the spring of 1997 for 8

(means collective work and responsibility in Swahili)
(formerly HARRAMBEE HOMES, )
Cohousing Community, Chicago 
8 town houses on 1/4 acre (5 vacant lots) completed spring 1997. Located in
poor area of inner city (north Lawndale) town houses 1,200-1,500 sq ft. 3
townhouses and common house and 5 townhouses face common  courtyard. Strong
energy conservation measures- heating cost less than $200 per year. Common
house has childrens area and adult learning center in  addition to dinning
and  kitchen area. Built and owned by low income working poor. Units cost
$30,000 due to sweat equity, other donated labor, and some donated materials. 
Contact: Craig Nash, Secretary
1830 S. Springfield D
Chicago, IL. 60623
773 542-7734

Contact either Craig or me 
Hal Mead 
2205 Maple C-1
Evanston, IL. 60201
847 869-8493

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