Low and Affordable Income Housing
From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 08:59:03 -0700 (MST)
A very inspiring article in the NYT on the renovation of Archer Courts in
Chicago. Architects took a horrible project filled with crime and rats and
turned it into an award-winning building and a happy community with NO
residents being displaced. They created community rooms that sound very much
like commonhouses and did it all with foundation and public money.

The renovation was done by Anthony Fusco and Daniel Burke, lawyers who
specialize in "civic miracles" like saving and renovating low and moderate
income housing. This is probably the best way to create cohousing
communities for low and moderate income households. In fact this project now
includes mixed income households.


You may have to register to read the article but registration is free. The
article is "Out of the Ashes, Cinderella" by Gwenda Blair.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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