|Re: Get out the Cohousing Vote!||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: melanie griffin (melgrifgmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 05:20:17 -0800 (PST)|
just fyi, go to the tab marked "new ideas" and it's first on that list. On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Grace Kim <grace [at] schemataworkshop.com>wrote: > > I posted the following suggestion on the HUD website: > > > > Provide funding for affordable community oriented housing (cohousing) > > Residents of affordable housing are often isolated from family and > support systems. A cohousing community can help residents of all income > and generational levels live independently (in their own fully equipped > homes) but with the daily support from a network of people that care > about each other. Shared resources (computers, cars, laundry) and shared > domestic work (cooking, childcare) can help all families stretch their > dollars and find the resources to get back on their feet. > > > > Coho/US is trying to gain audience with HUD to encourage cohousing as an > alternative housing model for all families, including low income > families. The wording of my suggestion may not be perfect, but the > intent is to get HUD to stop and think outside of their conventional box > and consider cohousing, even for just one moment. HUD staff are > reviewing the suggestions daily and I've already planted the seed with > Deputy Secretary Ron Sims at a recent housing conference. > > > > I would highly encourage you and your community members to follow this > link and vote for this idea (or propose one you like better - but > remember strength is in numbers and its about the concept not the > specific solution) - this is one way to get some traction at HUD. > Cohousers may be small in numbers compared to the rest of the US, but if > we vote with our numbers, then we have a chance to be heard. This would > be a great way to gain audience with the HUD secretary and staff. The > HUD staff will be looking at this public "vote" as they develop their > priorities. > > http://hudideasinaction.uservoice.com/pages/33263-promote-affordable-ren > tal-housing-<http://hudideasinaction.uservoice.com/pages/33263-promote-affordable-ren%0Atal-housing-> > > > > Thanks for your time and consideration! > > > > > > grace h kim aia, architect & cofounder > > schemata workshop | empowering communities through architecture > > 1720 12th ave #3 seattle wa 98122 v 206 285 1589 > > www.schemataworkshop.com <http://www.schemataworkshop.com/> > > > > Recipient of 2009 Mayor's Small Business Award > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
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