Re: affordable cohousing
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 20:14:23 -0800 (PST)
Grace --

Thanks for creating this survey!  I await the results.

A couple of things:

One question you ask for % AMI w/ 80, 60 and something else plus a blank to put in an answer. I put my answer in the blank line but the survey wouldn't complete w/out me checking a box which I did just to finish the survey. But just so you know ... it's 70%.

Another question you asked was on participation by "low income" people in the community. Our units were work force or affordable at 70% AMI which was not an option in the check boxes. No low income which has a whole different set of rules. How do I answer that? I just checked that everyone participates in everything they want to except renters cannot block a financial decision.

Good luck on your talk!  And again I do look forward to the results!

Thanks, Grace!!

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
McLean, VA
703 663 3911

On Sep 26, 2009, at 2:59 AM, Grace Kim wrote:

I am giving a presentation on cohousing at an affordable housing
conference next week and I thought it'd be helpful to the audience to
know some stats about our built cohousing communities - their intention
to incorporate affordable/low income units and the reality of whether
they were able to in the end.

If your community intended to or was successful in incorporating
affordable units, I would like to invite you to take a few minutes to
answer 10 questions by following this link.

The survey will close on Monday evening at 8pm.

And I will post my findings to this list within a week afterwards.

Thanks in advance for your consideration and help.

grace h kim aia, architect & cofounder

schemata workshop | empowering communities through architecture

1720 12th ave #3  seattle wa 98122  v 206 285 1589 <>

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