Re: Governance & Income Inequality [ was Common house design, rooms, and room sizes?
From: Emilie Parker (
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:58:19 -0800 (PST)
It scares me that we are going against your recommendation with this.  How
do you think we can overcome the income inequality issue?

Emilie Parker
emilie.v.parker [at]
303-317-4558 main
240-350-8533 cell

On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 7:44 AM, Emilie Parker <emilie.v.parker [at]>

> On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 9:24 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] 
> > wrote:
>> Push comes to shove when people have different aims. That's why I think
>> low income cohousing communities need to be low income cohousing
>> communities and not a mix of low cost units, "affordable" units, and market
>> rate+ units.
> Yes we'll all have to be on the same page about our values and aims.
> "Affordable" is through programs administered by the county to assist
> people who qualify and are selected.  County guidelines for incomes have to
> be something like between 20,000 and $45,000 per year for one person family
> to qualify for that.  Other resident's incomes will probably be easily in
> the twice that range.
> Our aim is to build our lives sustainably with an art focus and I think we
> probably need to have an agreed upon strategy for dealing with income
> inequality going into this as part of our values.  I'm not sure what that
> would look like.
> One strategy we've discussed for physical structures is to build the homes
> with lower cost fixtures and amenities, but very good net 0 construction.
> Once we get occupancy approvals artists who are homeowners are free to
> invest in their own homes and have their homes upgraded at any time or do
> whatever upgrades and improvements or replacements they want.
> -----------------
> Emilie Parker
> emilie.v.parker [at]
> 303-317-4558 main
> 240-350-8533 cell

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