|Re: a slush fund for temporary financial relief||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Alan O'Hashi (adoecosyahoo.com)|
|Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:16:03 -0700 (PDT)|
Hello Rodney - Silver Sage Village has a pool of money similar to what you're talking about, but it's to annually lower HOA fees. I live in an 'affordable' home and the recipient of those funds. Here, the HOA dues are quite high. (I'm looking at the formulae to figure out who's paying what). At the end of the year, before dues reassessments, a call is made to the community for voluntary donations to pay down some of our dues. Donations are anonymous, I'm pretty sure some give more than others and some don't give at all. I perceive that those who pay into the pool, do so not out of sense of community, but as an obligation. The problem, to me is, isn't the money, it's the coddling that further puts the affordable home owners in a box. Which leads me to your question. My suggestion is that you have a frank community discussion about it. Handing out money to people creates a set of issues around:- What is a financial crisis for one person isn't for another?- Why do some people get approved and others don't (the "teacher's pet" syndrome)- There may be resentment created. - The process puts people "out there" to discuss their "problem" either with a committee or the community.- I don't know about your community, but there tend to be "takers" who live among us and if there's money to be taken, watch out. (I do some work for a volunteer crisis fund and if you want to know more about that, I'll talk to you off the list). When I was death-bed sick at the end of 2013, one day there was an envelope of cash in the mail box that defrayed some of the out-of-pocket costs incurred by my partner / primary caregiver who had a long commute to the hospital over a couple months. A "slush fund" may make assistance a one-stop shop, but if a person or family is in distress, the community will rise to the occasion - no coddling necessary. Thxalan o. Alan O'Hashi - ECOS EnviroCultural Organization Systems http://www.alanohashi.com/ecos Colorado 303-910-5782 Wyoming 307-274-1910 Nebraska 402-327-1652
a slush fund for temporary financial relief Rodney Elin, October 19 2017
- Re: a slush fund for temporary financial relief Alan O'Hashi, October 20 2017
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