Re: Being poor and needing affordable housing was Sorry if you were offended, here is the point reworded
From: Cindy T (
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:11:41 -0800 (PST)

>You might also say that those who are poor are less likely to be highly
>educated (NO... I am NOT saying that poor people are dumb), and how do
>you bring the concept and the message of co-housing differently to a
>low-income co-housing group?
I have a PhD in Sociology and a post doctoral MS in Engineering.  I was 
disabled in my 40's 
due to my employer's careless use of chemicals.  I never thought of myself as 
poor until 
I began looking at co-housing communities.
A friend who was disabled in her 30's, also with a good PhD, lives in Section 8 
housing now.
There are many others like us.  Disability payments are low, and they end at 
Unexpected disability can happen to anyone.

Cindy T
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