Re: Affordable (Co)housing
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 04:36:39 -0700 (PDT)
> On Apr 19, 2021, at 9:06 PM, Diana Carroll <dianaecarroll [at]> 
> wrote:

> They still get some cushion. They will get back all the equity they have
> built up, meaning their downpayment and the amount they have paid down the
> mortgage. If they started with 5% down (that's what our program requires)
> and lived there for several years, maybe they could leave with 15% or more
> back in cash.  That would help them have the 5% down for another similar
> property, or plenty for first/last/security if they go back to renting. So
> it isn't a total loss.

It sounds like they do get something.

How do they build equity? If they stay for many years do they eventually own 
the unit?

Sharon Villines, Washington DC

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