|Re: Get out the Cohousing Vote!||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Liz Ryan Cole (lizryancolemac.com)|
|Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 15:52:07 -0800 (PST)|
This is an amazing web site. Look at all the threads and vote often. Thanks Grace for pointing this out. liz
Liz Ryan Cole PinnacleProject.info lizryancole [at] mac.com On Dec 16, 2009, at 8:20 AM, melanie griffin wrote:
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 andsupport systems. A cohousing community can help residents of all income and generational levels live independently (in their own fully equippedhomes) but with the daily support from a network of people that careabout each other. Shared resources (computers, cars, laundry) and shared domestic work (cooking, childcare) can help all families stretch theirdollars and find the resources to get back on their feet.Coho/US is trying to gain audience with HUD to encourage cohousing as analternative housing model for all families, including low income families. The wording of my suggestion may not be perfect, but theintent is to get HUD to stop and think outside of their conventional boxand consider cohousing, even for just one moment. HUD staff arereviewing the suggestions daily and I've already planted the seed withDeputy Secretary Ron Sims at a recent housing conference.I would highly encourage you and your community members to follow thislink 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. TheHUD 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/_________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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