Re: Affordability as Intention
From: Elizabeth Stevenson (
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 10:28:01 -0600 (MDT)
Sorry, Maggie. I often say "poor," and never thought of it as offensive,
since I refer to myself (at some points in my life) that way. But I can see
why it would be. My apologies.

Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento, California
tamgoddess [at]

> My experience of low-income folks (the word "poor" is a bit offensive to us)
> is that they are often more open to sharing what little they have and
> getting along in tight conditions than the majority.  If not some scaled
> down form of cohousing, what should we build with the money?  We want
> community too!
> Love and light,
> Maggie Dutton,
> Board Secretary of both,
> H.O.M.E.S. Housing Ourselves Made Easy Society and
> Family of Men Support Society.
> In Calgary, Canada, where we safely hosted the G8 and showcased the Canadian
> way.  And...the smoke from Denver must be blowing in a different direction
> today.

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