Re: A very moving portrayal of the diversity element most
From: Maggi (
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:25:59 -0800 (PST)
Kay, I love this idea about a perpetual rental and the guidelines therein.
How did the community afford it?

On Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 1:05 AM, Kay Wilson <kwilsonfisk [at]> wrote:

> In our case, our Declaration includes a rental limit of 5 units, the
> owners of which must be residents. These units are virtually always
> occupied by people who would not be able to afford to buy a unit.
> One of the units is set aside as "transitional" housing to help a
> financially struggling family get on their feet. The rent is low,
> subsidized by donations from others who live here. To qualify, a family
> must have at least one child under the age of 18 and be financially needy.
> The family may stay a year, or until they have the next step in place to
> move to. The owner is Shepherd's Sanctuary, a 501(c)3 non-profit
> organization developed by some of our owners.
> Kay Wilson
> Meadow Wood Cohousing
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> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ A very moving portrayal of the diversity element most
> ...Personally, I want to live in a community that accurately reflects my
> surrounding area - culturally, politically, racially, economically, length
> of tenure in the community. Of those, the hardest one when it comes to
> housing is difference in economic conditions. You can find people of all
> political stripes at different income levels, but if the smallest unit
> costs $300k, you're not going to be able to include a household making
> minimum wage....
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