All posts by Terry Edlin

Rural/urban couchsurfing could uncover hidden housing opportunities

Rural/urban Couchsurfing could uncover hidden housing opportunities that can make a difference in the housing prospects for many middle-class people. Housing dislocation is a hallmark of our time, is rooted in profound changes in manufacturing, agriculture, and commerce. The manufacturing exodus to foreign countries has hollowed out industrial cities, family farms have succumbed to corporate … Continue reading Rural/urban couchsurfing could uncover hidden housing opportunities

Real estate professionals can help solve our housing crisis

Real estate professionals can help to solve our housing crisis by stepping up to the abundant opportunities of cooperative housing. Housing cooperatives could significantly improve our housing crisis because they are member owned, operated, and governed. Cooperatives provide a sturdy platform for property development that benefits an entire community, rather than just deep-pocketed developers. Think single … Continue reading Real estate professionals can help solve our housing crisis

Recruiting a project team for exciting initiative

After gnawing on our housing conundrum for a mere eight years, I have a realistic business plan and assembling a project team is the next order of business. It is a template to facilitate home sharing with people who like each other and it could be replicated anywhere in the country. This is the back-of-the-cocktail-napkin sketch: … Continue reading Recruiting a project team for exciting initiative

Cooperative housing solutions that work

The worldwide housing crisis could be significantly improved with housing cooperatives, which could be designed to suit the community. Think single family homes, dormitories, or re-purposed strip malls but don’t let your imagination stop there. Cooperatives offer a path for creative life-supporting housing. In Defense of Housing, the blog post and the book explains this … Continue reading Cooperative housing solutions that work