Re: Detroit Co Housing
From: Tom Smyth (tomsassafras.coop)
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:30:21 -0700 (PDT)
Very excited to see this subject line in my inbox. As a resident of one of
the Ann Arbor cohos, I would say you'd be likely to get some support from
out here in terms of how to go about things. I also love the idea of urban
(and hopefully affordable!) cohousing.

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 9:24 AM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote:

>
> Hello Fran!
>
> Welcome to  Cohousing-L!
>
> I recently did a radio interview w/ Paul Bridgewater, Director, Detroit
> Area on Aging, about cohousing for seniors in Detroit.
>
> Detroit is a perfect urban area for cohousing.  LOTS of housing stock and
> vacant property combined w/ very strong civic activism and tangible results
> (the City’s gardening project converting vacant land to food production is
> a MODEL program) make it highly fertile for cohousing.
>
> Plus Detroit has renewed economic gains.  So there’s lots going on there.
>
> I’m such a proponent of urban cohousing.  To get cohousing started it
> really just takes one person willing to light the flame.
>
> Could that person be you, Fran?  If there are others on this list looking
> to start cohousing in Detroit I hope you connect w/ Fran and get the
> process started.
>
> Time’s a wastin’!
>
> :-)
>
> Best --
>
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church, VA
> 202.546.4654
>
> > On Aug 30, 2015, at 6:19 PM, Frances Murphy <fmurphy [at] garanlucow.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > This is my first post to Co Housing.  I hope I did it correctly and am
> open
> > to feedback.
> >
> > Does anyone know whether there has been any interest expressed to develop
> > co housing in Detroit?  There is co housing in Ann Arbor, Michigan but I
> am
> > interested in the idea of co housing in Detroit and beginning the process
> > of looking into it if it hasn't already been looked into.
> >
> > Kind thanks.
> >
> > Fran
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Tom Smyth

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