Re: 20yr: Posting from an almost 20-year regular on the list
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:44:36 -0800 (PST)
On Jan 24, 2013, at 7:46 PM, Bob Morrison <RHmorrison [at]> wrote:

>  I feel that from 1992-2001, it was a lot easier to get a coho group up and 
> running than it has been since. Even though more recent groups have learned 
> from the experiences of the earlier ones. I sense that 9/11 and the 
> associated recession put a damper on the cohousing movement that it never 
> recovered from. The 2008-12 recession and associated events, specifically it 
> being much harder to get construction loans and mortgages, put a further 
> damper on the cohousing movement. 

Cohousing would by definition follow the ups and downs of the housing market. 

I wonder if the professionals who track development more closely than the rest 
of us do could weigh on on this?

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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