|Re: Late HOA payments||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Bonnie Fergusson (fergyb2yahoo.com)|
|Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:26:09 -0700 (PDT)|
The Community knows when the fund is accessed because we disclose all financial info quarterly, just not who. We set it up this way because we didn't want the barrier of embarrassment to prevent those who need it from accessing it. It's worked well without dissent or disruption so far (10 years). I agree it would be better if people had fewer feelings about disclosing money issues but we need to deal with how things actually are rather than how we would like them to be. The Taboo about discussing personal finances is pretty strong. Bonnie Fergusson Swans Market Cohousing Oakland, CA On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:18:18 AM PDT, Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > On Aug 15, 2018, at 12:43 PM, Bonnie Fergusson via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l > [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > > It is used at the discretion of the Treasurer (to maintain privacy for the > borrower it doesn't go through the whole Committee or HOA) so members just > talk to whoever the Treasurer is if they need the help. Many people in my community also have this attitude - all financial transactions are private— why? Why should one member of the community have this information and not others? How does this affect equal access to financial records and understanding of the community’s functioning — both social and financial? In a cooperative community that is jointly owned and managed, why shouldn’t everyone be informed when exceptions to policies are needed/requested? We have to request exceptions to all our policies on the private members list, or can ask a team to request them for us. Why is money — essential to community functioning — be any different? Why should we be any more embarrassed and secretive about money on which we are all more dependent than other needs? I need to go to the hospital. And ambulance will be arriving for Harry who is having chest pain — not critical. Optimally, the person would explain to the community, not the treasurer. And would receive the same care and consideration they would receive if they were ill and needed dinners delivered. I just don’t understand it. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://l.cohousing.org/info
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