|Re: Affordable Housing in Your Community Ann Zabaldo||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kw Wilson (kwwilsonbartcommunity.org)|
|Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:53:04 -0700 (PDT)|
We kind of stumbled into affordable housing. . We didn't have enough presales to start construction, so three of our families put money down on four units to use as rentals. After over a year, one upstairs unit had not sold, so one family purchased it to use as a rental, totaling five rentals. . Some of our original members used an existing non-profit organization to purchase one unit as a rental for a low income family who is in temporary need of help. They were awarded a grant to use for the down payment. The mortgage payments are made with pledged donations. The family is carefully chosen after an in-depth interview to determine that they are able to be financially successful. They are allowed to stay one year. . Our Declaration includes a rental ceiling that allows for those units to remain rentals. . When one of our families had trouble paying their monthly assessment, the non-profit group set up a fund that people could contribute to for the purpose of helping a family make the payment once or twice a year. . When some of our residents could not afford to attend weekly community dinners (at $3.50/adult), the non-profit set up another fund for contributions to help such families attend the meals. (When these funds run low, they send out a notice that more contributions would be appreciated, and this seems to work.) Kay Wilson Meadow Wood Condo Cohousing -----Original Message----- From: cohousing-l-bounces+kwwilson=bartcommunity.org [at] cohousing.org [mailto:cohousing-l-bounces+kwwilson=bartcommunity.org [at] cohousing.org] On Behalf Of Fred H Olson Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 6:33 AM To: Cohousing-L mailing list Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Affordable Housing in Your Community Ann Zabaldo On July 26, Ann Zabaldo wrote: > 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 would very much like to hear how you have built affordability into >your community. Hi Ann, I think it would be a mistake to allow listeners think that cohousing in the US has been very successful about addressing affordability. Attempts have been made, there is a desire to make cohousing affordable, but it remains a major challenge. I suggest reviewing David Mandel's Apr 5, 2009 reflections on the experience of Southside Park Cohousing, Sacramento which tried to achieve affordability when they built in 1993-94. Re: Pioneering/Building in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods/Gentrification http://lists.cohousing.org/pipermail/cohousing-l/msg29783.html Fred -- Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org My org: Communications for Justice -- Free, superior listserv's w/o ads _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
Re: Affordable Housing in Your Community Ann Zabaldo Fred H Olson, July 27 2011
- Re: Affordable Housing in Your Community Ann Zabaldo Sharon Villines, July 27 2011
- Re: Affordable Housing in Your Community Ann Zabaldo Kw Wilson, July 29 2011
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