|Re: Diversity Problem||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Philip Dowds (rphilipdowdsme.com)|
|Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2018 06:31:27 -0700 (PDT)|
National averages are about two-thirds home ownership, one-third rental. In Cambridge, MA, the stats flip: One-third ownership, versus two-thirds rental. Cambridge is one of the safest, best-organized, well-serviced, income-diverse, and fine-grain-integrated cities in the nation. Even so, many of my Cornerstone friends and neighbors remain convinced that home ownership correlates with stability and civic responsibility, while tenancy … well, is it really possible to rely on a neighbor who lacks an equity stake? Some think that a high ratio of rentals will hurt our property values. At this time, we are 100% owner-occupied. (I should not fail to mention that, by zoning requirement, we include four limited-equity ownership units for which resale is controlled by the City.) If our cohousing goal is to be a better cross-section of society, and to include greater ethnic and racial diversity, then I think we should be exploring models where the dwelling unit program is designed as two-thirds ownership, and one-third rentals — said rental units owned and managed, of course, by the communal HOA. And every resident franchised by, and in, equivalence. Thanks, Philip Dowds Cornerstone Village Cohousing Cambridge, MA mobile: 617.460.4549 email: rpdowds [at] comcast.net > On Aug 5, 2018, at 8:58 AM, Crystal Farmer <crystalbyrdfarmer [at] gmail.com> > wrote: > > As far as race, only about 40% of black households own their home, vs 71% > of white households.
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