E37 - Cooperative Living: Sounds Cool, But What Is It and Does It Work?
We are having a tough time creating enough affordable housing for the growing demand among older adults with limited incomes. In the past, the federal government provided the solution but now can’t keep up with current need. To expand affordable housing, we need to disrupt the current model and explore new methodologies that don’t rely on government subsidies. This session highlights how one organization resolved to create a new model. The result is a “cooperative living home” for five people that was completed and occupied in spring of 2018. Come explore the concept, how it was developed, the benefits it provides, and the lessons learned.