Re: a slush fund for temporary financial relief
From: Rodney Elin (
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:29:39 -0700 (PDT)
I am part of a group of residents at my community who are looking in to
the possibility of some sort of financial assistance because of an
upcoming increase in HOA fees. One member observed that there is no
sense in reinventing the wheel and surely this kind of financial aid
system has been established in a community somewhere else, and he
directed me to ask my online sources about some sort of community wide,
"slush fund." He used those words and we all knew exactly what he meant
by that. That is the wording I chose to use in my original inquiry.

Eastern Village Cohousing,
Silver Spring, MD

On 10/23/17 9:39 AM, Sharon Villines wrote:
> Another observation — what does it mean that this thread is called “slush 
> fund”. All the dictionaries say the same thing but this definition is from 
> Wikipedia:
>> A slush fund, also known as a black fund, is any fund or account maintained 
>> for corrupt or illegal purposes, especially in the political sphere. Such 
>> funds may be kept hidden and maintained separately from other funds that are 
>> used for legitimate purposes.
> I think the perception of such a fund as being used preferentially is hard to 
> avoid. How many people believe that college scholarships or foundation grants 
> are made fairly without prejudice or undue influence by the wealthy?
> Sharon
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> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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