Re: equity caps
From: Bitner/Stevenson (
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 21:39:54 -0600 (MDT)
You are absolutely right about the distribution system being wrong, but 
please do not despair! There ARE communities out there, like mine, that have
found a way to make affordable units available, and it can be done. If not
you, then who?

Rant all you like, as far as I'm concerned. It's great to see someone who's
as outrageous as I am. I hope you can put that energy to good use!
Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento, California

> I found the responses EXTREMELY painful to read.  They all said, in one way or
> another, we think the current system is unjust and wrong, but we had to bend

> I suppose it's the inherent reformer in me, but when a superior and amoral
> power tries to force me to do something that violates a deep value, I go into
> an incredibly stubborn and sneaky resistance mode.  I am NOT going to bend to
> THAT! I say.  I will find SOME way around it!  Or I will oppose it with every
> fiber of my being.  (I would have survived about 5 minutes in Nazi Germany.)
> Just want to warn you all, I'm on my high horse, just from reading those sad
> tales from the other cohousing groups, made up of people far more patient and
> rational and wise than I am.  I think the whole system of entangling money
> housing (and other necessities, such as health care), and of distributing
> so unjustly, is SO WRONG.  We have GOT to find a way, if not to oppose it
> outright, at least to set up some sort of subterranean alternative!
> Up in arms,
> Thankful that I have a community of cooler heads to work with,
> Dana

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