Cooperative Solutions to Senior Housing

Cooperative solutions to housing!This workshop is about the senior housing crisis that is being felt acutely throughout the Bay Area. The rates of homelessness and widespread housing insecurity among elders are unprecedented and will only continue to grow as the shortage of affordable housing plagues society’s most vulnerable. While there are no easy solutions, this teach-in will provide some updates about new shared housing options and supportive services that might be of assistance in planning for the “third chapter."

We will discuss:

  • Berkeley’s New Laws on Accesory Dwelling Units

  • A potential home share program in Berkeley

  • Creating or finding senior cooperatives and cohousing

  • Student and nonprofit organizations that assist seniors in looking for shared housing, or aging in place 

After our teach-in on cooperative solutions to senior housing, there will be free one-on-one consultations with law students and attorneys to help you dive deeper into your specific needs. 

About the Facilitator

Julie Gilgoff Borchard Fellow in Law and Aging at the Sustainable Economies Law CenterJulie Gilgoff is a Borchard Fellow in Law and Aging at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Her year-long fellowship focuses on collective senior housing options, and permanently affordable housing solutions. As a part of her work, she is collaborating with the Bay Area Community Land Trust to promote a newly forming senior housing cooperative called Hibiscus Commons.

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Co-sponsored by the East Bay Community Law Center and the East Bay Cohousing Community. 

March 19, 2018 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
East Bay Community Law Center (Adeline)
2921 Adeline St
Berkeley, CA 94703
United States
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