thread: 2006-08-31 : I think my expectations are screwed

On 2006-09-05, Emily wrote:

Ian and Joel:  The closest I can find is Haley House in Boston, which seems to be an example of what you are looking for. Haley House is an intentional community with a residential program for low income people in which tenants are involved in managing their houseing. They run a cafe, soup kitchen and pantry and work education programs. This models seems similar to religious service missions, perhaps with a greater emphasis on empowering the participants.

I looked for quite a while, but did not see any initiatives that might be more like what you describe, Ian. Habitat for Humanity comes to mind, as do cooperative banks for women in India, and fair trade worker cooperatives worldwide, though these last two are work collectives not housing cooperatives.


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