Re: Variations on low cost housing
From: Marganne (
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 13:50:33 -0700 (PDT)
At 9:57 AM -0600 5/22/08, Tim Mensch wrote:
There's also the logistical challenge of getting a community to agree to
put up the money to buy the place, which to me seems very unlikely to
happen unless the buyer is truly and obviously a bad fit--obvious enough
to achieve consensus among the folks that will end up having to pay to
buy the house.

If there's a rental or two or more in a typical (whatever that is) cohousing project, are they usually owned by the community or are they extra units a member had built in anticipation of renting? Or something else. If it is the latter, isn't this another example of getting a renter who isn't necessarily tied to the mission and goals of the community?

If owned by the community, how to fair housing laws affect the selection of someone to rent a unit? For that matter, what if a member of the community decides to move out and turn her/his unit into a rental?


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