|Re: seeking balance||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Patrick Hubbard (pbhubbardgmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 15:31:36 -0800 (PST)|
Thanks Rick. I would enjoy working with you and share with you my experience on community-supported rental for low income families. Regards, Patrick Patrick Hubbard Temescal Creek Cohousing, Oakland On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Richart Keller <richart.keller [at] gmail.com>wrote: > > Susan identified a need which really resonates with me and Ken's and > Patrick's thoughts point to a very productive way of addressing the need. > It has always seemed to me that cohousing can (and to some extent does) > offer special opportunities for addressing a variety of social justice > issues. > > A major challenge is to articulate the specifics in order to counter a > widespread view of cohousing, including among national policy wonks, that > it > is for people with money and time to spare and doesn't offer much for low > income folks who are barely able to stay afloat and have little if any free > time. > > Would love to join in some brainstorming to expand the excellent list of > examples which Patrick suggested and develop specific practical strategies > to implement them. > > Maybe this could be the subject of a session at the national conference? > Might also be useful for some folks to identify and write up the relevant > needs, opportunities, and barriers to start the discussion. > > Rick > > > Richart Keller, AICP > Pioneer Valley Cohousing > 120 Pulpit Hill Road #25 > Amherst, MA 01002 > 413-835-0011 > 401 486-2677 (cell) > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Patrick Hubbard [mailto:pbhubbard [at] gmail.com] > Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 8:02 PM > To: Cohousing-L > Subject: Re: [C-L]_ seeking balance > > > > Hi Susan, > I agree with Ken that Cohousing provides a real and inspiring alternative. > Pleasant Hill Cohousing's solar energy is one of your community's direct > examples of an alternative to foreign wars and petroleum-based economies. > > Would you also be able to identify how the needs you would like to help > through social activism might be addressed through your time and energy in > your community. For example, > > - Housing needs might be addressed through community-supported rentals; > - Food needs might be addressed through community meals or gardens; or > - Work needs might be addressed by hiring unemployed, local people. > > Let me know what you think. > > Take care, > Patrick Hubbard > Temescal Creek Cohousing - Oakland > > > On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 1:07 PM, <hedgpeth [at] berkeley.edu> wrote: > > > > > Dear Cohousers, > > > > I'm trying to figure out how to balance the various parts of my life. > > I work full-time, and I'm an active member of my cohousing community. > > But that doesn't leave any time for social activism outside my > > community. There is so much need out there in the world these days and > > I want to help, but my community also needs my time and energy. Are any > of you > > struggling with this? Any ideas? Thanks. > > > > Susan Hedgpeth > > Pleasant Hill Cohousing > > California > > http://phch.org > > > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > 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/ > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > -- Talk with you soon, Patrick
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