Re: Thoughts on posting on CohoUS website on "The Audacity ofCohousing"
From: David Entin (
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 06:39:45 -0800 (PST)
Yes, Bob, you are correct in citing the increased difficulties forming and building cohousing communities face in the midst of this very serious economic recession. I have talked to groups that cannot get credit for land purchase and prospective members who cannot sell their homes so they can join a newly forming cohousing community. There are all kinds of ramifications for the cohousing movement, as well as many Americans. COHO/US has a small group brainstorming about what we can do to promote cohousing in the face of this disastrous national economic climate, including communicating with the new Obama Administration that takes office today. We welcome ideas from cohousers across the country. David ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Morrison" <RHmorrison [at]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:10 AM
Subject: [C-L]_ Thoughts on posting on CohoUS website on "The Audacity ofCohousing"

 This is the first linked article in the first issue of "Cohousing Now!".
It has some interesting ideas about how cohousing groups can deal with the
recession. However, I think the biggest issue with the recession and
cohousing is not with groups that are up and running, but rather with
forming groups. A lot of forming groups are having a real hard time
recruiting members, and I fear some of them might fold.

 What do others think about the ideas that David Entin presented in this


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