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ERIC Number: EJ837206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Fulfilling the Dream of Home Ownership
Braswell, Gail; Sufficool, Mary Jane
Exceptional Parent, v39 n3 p24-25 Mar 2009
Imagine a neighborhood where residents share ownership of all the common areas but privately own their residence. Imagine these residents are a diverse group of individuals of various income levels, abilities, ages, and ethnic backgrounds. Imagine that this unique group of people has planned activities and look out for each other like an extended family. This article describes the Niche Housing community, a quality, affordable, universally designed (UD), and sustainable cohousing neighborhood where one's adult family member with a disability could own a home. Each unit in a cohousing community is a fully functional, single family home or apartment, featuring a living area, kitchen, bedroom(s), and bath(s). A common house is a regular feature of a cohousing community where meals are shared a couple of times a week; there is space for community meetings, parties, and other large gatherings. There might be an arts and crafts area, a woodworking shop, a computer station or two, and a library. The common house might also include a guest room (or rooms) available for visiting family and friends. Sharing at the common house is an option, never a requirement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia