|Re: Senior cohousing and grand children||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 05:49:45 -0800 (PST)|
Wendy Willbanks Wiesner <wwiesner [at] affordablecohousing.org> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> due to a format problem. -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Hello Carolyn (as well as others interested in cohousing policy as it relates to grandchildren)-- Here is more detail (with key information in bold), from the Generations United (GU) report titled Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children: An Action Plan to Create Affordable Housing Opportunities-- "The only exception to this policy [fair housing protections that apply to family status] comes from the *Housing for Older Persons Act* which *allows individual development owners or managers of privately owned seniors only housing buildings to legally exclude families with children *in buildings where at least 80 percent of the units are occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age or older. In such cases *owners of these buildings are not required to make them child-free developments*, *but do have the choice to legally exclude children.*" So I see that the community-level question to discuss is this: does your community wish to reserve the right to "legally exclude children", either right now or at any time in the future? No question that it is a good move to get clarity around this issue. It is also important to note that policy and law may change as a result of record numbers of grandchildren now living with grandparents--a durable trend that governments on all levels are already addressing. Wendy Wendy Willbanks Wiesner Executive Director Partnerships for Affordable Cohousing (PFAC) [image: Inline image 1] On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 5:49 AM, Fred-List manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > > Carolyn Salmon <2salmon [at] earthlink.net> > is the author of the message below. It was posted by > Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> > after deleting quoted digest and adding appropriate subject line. > > Digest subscribers, please delete most of quoted digest and > restore subject line when replying. NOTE: Digest subscribers can > make replying easier by using "auto folders" particularly Gmail and > Outlook users. See http://justcomm.org/jc-faq.htm#Q6.5 > > -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- > > > re: senior cohousing with exception for special circumstances. > > This discussion is quite timely for us. We have ‘sold’ our future > community as a senior community in accordance with HOPA requirements. > We are completing the revision of the governing documents and now must > address issue of the possibility of grandchildren coming to live with > a grandparent because of unfortunate circumstances in their nuclear > family. The members agreed to address this issue when we finalized > the documents. > > Do any senior cohousing communities have language addressing this kind > of situation in their legal documents? > > Carolyn > QV in Port Townsend > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
Senior cohousing and grand children Fred-List manager, February 28 2017
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