Thoughts on Housing Cooperatives?

Professor Wolff, I thought you'd be interested to hear about or read this NPR story about a Mobile Home Community which, in order to prevent their land from being sold off, created a cooperative and bought ownership of the land. By running the community democratically, the residents have improved their standard of living. Part One is about the poor management and conditions faced by many Mobile Home Communities. http://www.npr.org/2016/12/26/502590161/mobile-home-park-owners-can-spoil-an-affordable-american-dream Part Two is about the community in Minnesota which created the co-op discussed earlier. http://www.npr.org/2016/12/27/503052538/when-residents-take-ownership-a-mobile-home-community-thrives


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  • commented 2016-12-30 10:16:08 -0500
    I have been wanting to learn about this myself. Ever since i watched a documentary called Happy. In Denmark, I believe, there are buildings with industrial kitchens and large dining halls then have multiple private quarters for the residents. Why should only the hospitality industry have the privilege to own such kind of facilities? Why not turning hotels into multi family residences? Why not build them instead of luxury hotels and under co-ownership? This would help fix many of the housing issues in many areas.
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