Re: Entrepreneurial Co-Housing?
From: Philip Dowds (
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 03:32:36 -0700 (PDT)
Rummaging through the various links, it seems that Fannie Mae (a private 
corporation trading in what’s sometimes, but recently-not-so-much, called 
“collateralized debt obligations") has a modest (very modest) “Challenge” 
program for funding innovations in the low income housing market.  An early 
recipient of Challenge funds is the Florida Housing Coalition, a tax-exempt 
not-for-profit dedicated to providing low-interest loans and tech support to 
help low income households with home ownership and maintenance.  The word 
“cohousing” appears nowhere on any Coalition site or material I can locate.  
Why “cohousing” has popped up in this context, I do not know … but I can’t 
understand why the word “sustainable” gets so much use, either.  If I had to 
guess, it would be that “entrepreneurial cohousing” is developer-sponsored 

But never mind all that, here’s the good news:  I just discovered that the 
spell-checker dictionary embedded in my OS now recognizes the word “cohousing”, 
and has ceased auto-correcting to “choosing”.  So we’re now in the major 
leagues for sure!

Philip Dowds
Cornerstone Village Cohousing
Cambridge, MA

mobile: 617.460.4549
email:   rpdowds [at] comcast.nets

> On Jun 21, 2018, at 1:56 AM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at]> wrote:
> Hi all —
> This announcement from Fannie Mae popped up in my in-box via Google alerts.
> Any clue to what is:  “entrepreneurial co-housing”?  It’s in the second 
> paragraph under the FLORIDA description of its projects.  Anyone heard of 
> this before?
> Best --
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church, VA
> 202.546.4654
> As long as you have two or fewer … your ducks are always in a row.  The 
> Covert Comic
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