Re: Approaches for Affordability, Fixed income / Single income Cohousing, Affordability and Aging, Pocket Neighborhoods
From: Patrice Crotty (
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2021 13:09:48 -0700 (PDT)
Will there be anyone talking about retrofitting into an existing
neighborhood as an approach to affordability, since the people living there
already own or rent their dwellings?  Thank you, Patrice

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 12:52 PM Laurie Lauer <lauriecohous [at]> 

> Here are some more of the sessions being offered on October 23 during the
> Affordable Cohousing <
>> online event.
> Registration is open. For more information and to register today go to
> <
> Session 2
> Creating Approaches for Affordability
> Jim Leach, Katie McCamant, Bryan Bowen
> This will be an interactive session with experience professionals and
> audience members working together to consider options and possibilities for
> increasing affordability in cohousing.
> Cohousing for Fixed- and Single-Income Households: Case Studies from
> Takoma Village Cohousing and Elderspirit Cohousing
> Ann Zabaldo, Dene Peterson, Yoomie Ahn
> This session with Ann Zabaldo and Dene Peterson, moderated by Yoomie Ahn,
> will present case studies from existing cohousing communities about
> affordability for fixed- and single-income households. Because of
> residents’ strong social bonds, commitment to mutual support, and value
> placed on income and household diversity, members of these communities
> rally to seek grant and public funding for inclusionary rental units or to
> provide professional or personal assistance to neighbors in the event of a
> job loss or health or other crisis.
> Affordability and Aging: Reverse Mortgages & Community Support Funds
> Raines Cohen
> As we live, grow, and age in cohousing, some of us face increasing costs
> and fixed incomes. How can we prevent displacement and keep our
> neighborhoods thriving? We’ll look at institutional options (Reverse
> Mortgages) and mutual support systems (Squirrel Fund) and how they can
> serve your community.
> Building a pocket neighborhood in rural Oklahoma – Lessons learned
> Ty Albright
> Using an all-equity strategy, Ty took under a city block in Sulphur
> Oklahoma, worked with local talent and supplies and developed 8 lots plus a
> common area. He’s built the 1st of 8 homes and is now working on house #2.
> He did this with no debt. Ty will share actual numbers, experience gained,
> and mistakes made and offer suggestions for those wanting to attempt
> something similar.
> We look forward to seeing you there!
> Laurie Lauer
> Office Admin / Outreach
> <>
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