Re: Financial Leader Supports Cohousing
From: Richart Keller (richart.kellergmail.com)
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:27:57 -0700 (PDT)
I would add Wendy Wiesner of PFAC to that list--she played a key role in
making it happen.  Also special thanks to Robert Jenkins of NCB, including
for his thoughtful and enthusiastic participation in this year's national
CohoUS conference.

Rick

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Diane <dianeclaire [at] gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Fantastic!! The possibility that NCB would open its doors to cohousing has
> been a possibility for about a decade.  It has taken the persistent,
> brilliant, and inspired work of Bill, Jerome Garciano, Rick Keller, Alice,
> and many others to bring this work to fruition.  Congratulations to you
all.
> "Yours, in Community," Diane Margolis, Director, CRN (Cohousing Research
> Network
>
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 4:24 PM, Alice Alexander <alicecohous [at] gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> I'm reposting board president Bill Hartzell's opening words from this
>> morning's Coho Now! eNews. This is great news. Please visit
>> www.cohousing.org/ncb.
>>
>> *Cohousing communities seeking financing and banking services can now
>> consider National Cooperative Bank
>> <
>>
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>> >
>> (NCB),
>> a national financial leader. *I made mention of this possibility at the
>> regional conference in Boulder last fall, and the national conference in
>> Durham this spring. With a big smile on my face, I now have the pleasure
of
>> announcing that NCB has officially opened its doors to lending to
>> cohousing.
>>
>> For more than a year, representatives of NCB, Coho/US, and Partnerships
for
>> Affordable Cohousing
>> <
>>
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>> >(PFAC)
>> have been working together to make this financing opportunity available.
>>
>> Many of us have experienced the frustration of seeking financing for our
>> communities. Cohousers often find themselves spending inordinate amounts
of
>> time educating and re-educating potential lenders as to the concept and
>> value of cohousing, and in the worst cases having to correct preconceived
>> notions. Failing at those tasks, lenders are usually unwilling to
consider
>> even the most robust financials and fine-tuned project budgets.
>>
>> With 35 years of lending to housing communities nationwide, and
advocating
>> for cooperatives, NCB understands and values cohousing. As pointed out by
>> NCB's Robert Jenkens, the guiding principles of cohousing and NCB align
>> very well. So much so, that not only has NCB opened its doors to us, they
>> met us at the stoop and invited us in. Read more about NCBs products and
>> offerings at this link
>> <
>>
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>> >
>> .
>>
>> We are also exploring other financial opportunities, such as below market
>> rate funding that incorporates an affordable housing component. As this
>> work progresses, we'll keep you updated. I want to thank you - the
>> supporters of Coho/US. Without you, establishing these programs would not
>> be possible.  If you see value in our work, I ask that you please
consider
>> us for your charitable giving
>> <
>>
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>> >
>> .
>> *Yours** in Community,** Bill Hartzell, <president [at] cohousing.org> Board
>> President*
>>
>> --
>> Alice Alexander
>> Executive Director
>> www.cohousing.org <http://www.cohous.org>
>> [image: The Cohousing Association]
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