|Re: Habitat for Humanity||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 13:16:04 -0600|
Scott Crowley scowley [at] alex.lib.utah.edu 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 -------------------- Habitat for Humanity is an odd cat. Each state has a separate organization, with accomplishments varying wildly. Here in Utah it is closely allied with the archdiocese of Salt Lake. They build only a couple of houses a year. All the materials and land are donated. One of the biggest problems they face is in getting the new homeowners to follow through on the commitment they make of X (500 ?) hours of labor toward the next house. Suddenly, the previous renter with a couple of jobs and kids finds him/herself with house payments to make. This is where cohousing seems to make a huge amount of sense. Supportive (though nondenomenational) community. The new homeowner could leave kids with neighbors while s/he goes over to help the next house get built. I don't know why our local Habitat has been so unresponsive except for the fact that our project isn't a roman catholic project.
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