|Re: rental cohousing?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Wayne Tyson (landrestcox.net)|
|Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:48:37 -0800 (PST)|
The cutting edge is honed by novel ideas, not by dulling paradigms, so with all that brain power in Cambridge, it would seem that, mit all places, this would be at least a cold-frame if not a hotbed of change agents . . .
WT----- Original Message ----- From: "R Philip Dowds" <rpdowds [at] comcast.net>
To: "CoHoL" <Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:13 AM Subject: Re: [C-L]_ rental cohousing? I¹m sure other states have differing opportunities and constraints, but in Massachusetts we¹re just one more condominium association as far as lenders are concerned. Maybe we eat together a lot, or make our decisions by casting the I Ching, but this is of no interest to the banks, and does not affect the availability of capital. Many factors have made ALL housing expensive, including the stagnating wages of the middle class, and until 2008, a preposterous and unsustainable increase in housing values relative to household income. The blame cannot be laid at the doorstep of the cohousing model, which, on the whole, has no reason to be more expensive or less expensive than the other models. This, in fact, is a bit of a problem at Cornerstone, where it seems as though some households moved in with an expectation that cohousing would be an inexpensive way to live. Inexpensive housing in Cambridge? Now there¹s a novel idea ... Philip Dowds Cornerstone Cohousing Cambridge, MA On 2/9/11 12:00 PM, "Sharon Villines" <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> wrote:
On 9 Feb 2011, at 3:18 AM, Grace Kim wrote:> I think the conversations on this topic have been great and highlight > the fact that we, as the "cohousing movement", are ready to look seriously at howto incorporate affordabilityIn support of Grace's message, I want to clarify that "ready to look seriously" should be read as "able to be ready to look seriously at affordability."Cohousing has been unfairly criticized for not being more affordable. Althoughmany communities do have units that are perfectly affordable according togovernment guidelines, the real reason why cohousing was not more affordable is that it was seen as a risky investment so no funds were available, private or public, to help anyone build cohousing. For many it was a great sacrifice just to get their own homes built, and many failed losing tens of thousands ofdollars.It is only after 25 years that it has established a track record and is nowbeing listened to that Coho Us is able to move forward with seeking development support. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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- Re: Rental Cohousing?, (continued)
- Re: Rental Cohousing? sandra wolf, January 16 2008
- rental cohousing? Grace Kim, February 9 2011
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