|Re: Affordable Unit Lotteries||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Elizabeth Stevenson (tamgoddessattbi.com)|
|Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 17:39:01 -0600 (MDT)|
I would strongly discourage that method of selling the affordable units. See if you can make a deal with the city that your group will pre-qualify the buyers of those units. the history of people getting into cohousing just for the affordability is not good-it's dismal, in fact. We had one person who caused us much grief before moving out. If we had had ten of them, we would not have survived as a cohousing community. Try to explain the nature of cohousing to the city and see if there's someone sympathetic to your plans for cohousing. Let them know that there is a poor history of success where price is the only motivation. Maybe you can get someone to listen. -- Liz Stevenson Southside Park Cohousing Sacramento California tamgoddess [at] attbi.com > From: Diane Simpson <coho [at] theworld.com> > Reply-To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org > Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 15:14:17 -0500 > To: Cohousing List <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> > Subject: [C-L]_Affordable Unit Lotteries > > Hi everyone in coho-land! > > The City of Boston requires any developments of 10 or more houses > to have 10% affordable units. The way the city likes to deal with > the affordable units is by having a lottery for them drawn from > a city-wide pool of applicants. Are there any other cohousing > groups who had to go through a similar process and did the > results work or not work for you? > > --Diane Simpson(:^] > Jamaica Plain Cohousing, Boston Massachusetts > >> * #6 - Affordable Housing concept: there seem to be multiple >> ways of addressing this item (the Boston way with the allocated >> units and the lottery and the Cohousing way with the internal >> supportive policies minus the lottery). From my memories of >> the Thursday night discussion, it seems that there are some >> varying opinions on this lottery issue. Is it possible for the >> lottery to work within the project model? Have any of the >> nation's previous cohousing projects had to meet similar >> affordability requirements and they were able to execute >> it successfully? > > "The people around you define the quality of your life." > Ask me about Cohousing! http://jpcohousing.org > NEXT INFO SESSION: SUNDAY MAY 26 BOWDITCH LODGING HOUSE, 5 P.M. > 82 GREEN STREET BOSTON, MA; 1 BLOCK FROM GREEN STREET STATION > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > > > _______________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list > Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: > http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
- Affordable Unit Lotteries Diane Simpson, May 25 2002
- Re: Affordable Unit Lotteries Kay Argyle, June 10 2002
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