Re: affordable cohousing
From: Diana E Carroll (
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:22:28 -0800 (PST)
huh. I have no idea how diverse cohousing is in general (you said "many", not sure what that means), but Mosaic Commons doesn't have "vetting", and we have a lot of diversity of economic situation (and religion and gender and sexual orientation and family situation and age and health and a variety of other axes)

On 1/21/2010 4:59 PM, Cindy T wrote:

Sometimes it seems to me that co-housing is often just another form of gated 
community. In addition to cost, which prevents non-homogeneous people from 
buying into regular gated communities, co-housing has the vetting process.   
Many communities seem to lack any commitment to diversity, and may even violate 
anti-discrimination laws though I'm sure the legal advisors have figured out 
how to do that legally.

Do we need another list, or maybe multiple lists, for people with lower 
incomes, for disabled people, for minorities, or for people from Africa or 
China, to create a bunch of little ghettos?  Or do we need more  communities 
that commit to the richness of diversity and learn to work out complex issues 
cooperatively?  It seems like the latter are sorely needed in the world today.

Cindy T
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