Co-housing could help you stay in your home - meeting Tuesday

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Co-housing Gathering

Intergenerational community and long term affordability

Tuesday September 10, 2019 from 6-7pm 


Our names are Josh and Tamara and we are two recent graduates from MIT’s Master in City Planning and Master of Real Estate Development Programs and co-founders of Frolic. Frolic is a social enterprise specializing in developing cooperatively owned communities that emerged from the Designx business incubator at MIT.

Our goal is to prevent displacement in neighborhoods undergoing development pressure and provide residents the ability to age-in-community. 

We are hoping to find a property owner to partner with to co-develop their lot, ensuring them the ability to stay in their home or on their lot, while benefiting from the increase in the value of their land. 

We hope to build intergenerational co-housing, where each project has a common courtyard and common house with a communal kitchen and guest room. 

Values guiding our work are ecological resilience, long-term affordability, and neighborhoods keeping their character as they transform with new development. 

We want our projects to benefit the community as a whole, so it is important to us for each project to connect the surrounding neighborhood and to include community members in the early stages of the development process.

We have been inspired by the people we have talked to so far from Shoreline, as well as the city staff, and are interested in doing a first project in either the Ridgecrest or North City neighborhoods of Shoreline, where the new light rail stations will be opening. 

We are looking for community members and property owners who might be interested in helping shape the first project, or living in one of the communities we build.

We are hosting a gathering at Cafe Aroma on Tuesday September 10, 2019 from 6-7pm. If you are interested in hearing more we’d love to meet you! 

We will bring some pastries and tea. If you would like to stay in the loop but cannot attend send us an email at tknox@mit.edu or call us at 617-992-4410.

You can also read more about us here 



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