Affordable Housing in Your Community
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:30:45 -0700 (PDT)
Hello again!

This is not a contest!  :-)

As you know, I will be on the Kojo Nnamdi show on Washington DC's local NPR 
station WAMU 88.5 FM this Thursday, July 28th starting at noon EDST.  Katie 
McCamant is The Guest.  Jack Wilbern, Blueberry Hill Cohousing is providing 
"local commentary" and I'll be representing Mid Atlantic Cohousing as one of 
the board members of that organization.

I'm sure that one of the questions we'll be asked is about affordability in 
cohousing.  I can certainly talk about what I know from my personal experience 
visiting cohousing communities but I think there are a lot more stories out 
there.  One of things I find so interesting are the number of communities that 
have either underwritten affordable units on their own dime, worked out 
interesting co-op arrangements w/ local gov't agencies and/or have built in 
affordability components into the operation of the community e.g. through 
sliding scale HOA dues.

I would very much like to hear how you have built affordability into your 
community.  Would you be willing to write a few words about it to this list?

Many thanks!

Best --

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

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