|thoughts on affordable housing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: audrey (audreygalisteo.com)|
|Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 19:23:11 -0700 (PDT)|
on Bainbridge island, we have both alternatives ( a co-op owned mobile home park http://www.irapark.org ) and a affordable housing developed on a community land trust model http://www.ferncliffvillage.org as well as cohousing. all seem to be functioning neighborhoods, altho the other two do not have the common house. The other 2 are probably more affordable. The co-op owned mobile home park JUST got it's re-financing, through a HUD 207M loan On Aug 8, 2013, at 12:33 PM, cohousing-l-request [at] cohousing.org wrote: > > 1. Why not Park Models? (John Leet) > 2. Re: Thoughts (fergyb2) > 3. Re: Moving, affordability, outreach (Diana Carroll) > 4. Re: Looking to Rent, Rent to buy... (avail at Daybreak in OR) > (Kathryn McCamant) > 5. Re: John Trudell and why not park models? (Racheli Gai) > 6. Re: Rental homes, rent-to-own arrangements and affordable > cohousing. (KJ) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 09:10:58 -0700 > From: John Leet <jwleet [at] aol.com> > Subject: [C-L]_ Why not Park Models? > To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org > Message-ID: <38A99EEC-EF44-4E77-B415-47B1ABF1402E [at] aol.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > A lot of things have to come together to create cohousing. > > If community is really the most important thing, using park model homes could > be a good solution. > > John Leet > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 2 > Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 09:29:50 -0700 > From: fergyb2 <fergyb2 [at] yahoo.com> > Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Thoughts > To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> > Message-ID: <EC3D6C51-8DBF-4A82-9AE1-865BFD7A69CB [at] yahoo.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > Cohousing is first and foremost a neighborhood, not an affinity group. > There will generally be a range of skills, interests, motivations, and > degrees of openness to almost any idea or situation, just as there normally > is in any other neighborhood. When someone buys a home in our neighborhood > they do not abrogate their right to choose what to be interested in or spend > energy on. The expensive nature of housing in the US is a national problem > which is based on national economic and social policies which we need to > solve as a nation. The resentment of the increasingly disenfranchised folks > with fewer economic resources is entirely understandable but current > Cohousing communities are not to blame for this state of affairs and should > not be targeted. > As for Cohousing communities tending to isolate themselves from the wider > community that has not been my experience. Many cohousers are heavily > involved in wider community issues, and the Common House is often used by and > for wider community events. It is also true that what is a burning top > priority issue for one family will be lower on the priority list for another. > If affordable housing is your most important issue, work toward it yourself > with the plentiful others who are thinking about and working on this one. But > don't expect everyone to have the same point of view or degree of interest. > Be the change you want to see. > > Bonnie Fergusson (whose top priority is better healthcare for all) > Swans Market Cohousing > Oakland, CA > > Sent from my iPad > >
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