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RADICALLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING: The mechanics of providing these creative solutions

Seattle Monthly Education Session
When Mar 22, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Phinney Neighborhood Center
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Come Early: 6:30-7 for Free Refreshments & Networking

Phinney Neighborhood association, lower brick building

6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA


Learn about the work organizations are modeling to reduce the cost of living while incorporating community building, and hear the mechanics of how it’s all done. Garden on the roof, work in the basement, live in style at an affordable price with cohousing. Discover the unconventional financing options available to afford sustainable development in our cities and towns. See how small homes and additions can be a most affordable solution to living well.


  • Michael Mariano, architect and founding partner of Schemata Workshop. As cofounder and resident of Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing, Mike gives us an inside view of this resilient, community-building project. Mike co-chairs the Capitol Hill Eco-District Steering Committee, a neighborhood-based sustainability initiative.
  • Kathleen Hosfeld, executive director of Homestead Community Land Trust (CLT), brings the latest news in projects, describes the crucial role that land trusts have in providing permanently affordable housing, and tells us how we can utilize this organization in securing a home.
  • Hannah Rose Crabtree of Pocket Mansions dives into the green economics of ADUs, DADUs and other tiny homes to give a glimpse of why living small is not just the most ecological and equitable housing format, but among the most economical.
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