The annual On the Table event this year is Tuesday, May 10th. Housing is a concern for most people, so let’s talk about home sharing – a sociable, economical solution. Let’s meet at 6 p.m. at the delicious and affordable Hala In Lakeview, 2852 North Clark Street. The restaurant can accommodate up to 24 people. Extra bonus: … Continue reading On the Table – Let’s Talk About Home Sharing
Years ago, considering my next career move, I weighed looking for another job as an office manager or pursuing my passion to make a difference in housing. Managing an office is relatively easy but it no longer interests me. Millions of people can do it, many better than me. If I spent my life energy … Continue reading New Community Vision’s Exciting, Uncharted Path for Housing
The Law of Unintended Consequences is, by definition, unpredictable. The abject failure of our current economic and political system to provide life’s basic necessities, while lavishing the wealthy with every conceivable bauble and privilege, eventually leads to a shift. We’re in for a doozie. This economic and social shift certainly feels Biblical in scope. By … Continue reading The Hidden Benefit of the Debt Ceiling Circus
Cooperatively, we have the potential to relate with each other in a new and supportive ways by remedying the market’s utter failure to provide nourishing food, housing, health care and education, and the care of our most vulnerable populations: the young, the elderly, the disabled and veterans.
The idea of home sharing strikes fear in many hearts. Privacy concerns, and the painful residue of having lived with others, eliminates it as an option for many people. There are hundreds of reasons for this, but it boils down to one: fear. As the economic collapse grinds on, people will move in with roommates … Continue reading A Hundred Reasons Why Home Sharing Doesn’t Work
I’ve looked and looked. Maybe it’s out there and I just haven’t seen it. Where is the short term housing that we desperately need? The safe, affordable, possibly short term, housing that gives people a breather. The number of people standing at the precipice of homelessness, and falling into it, numbs my mind! A lot … Continue reading Wanted: Housing Models that Reflect Reality