Cohousing: A Place for Youth?

A Way Home Peterborough recently attended a community meeting being hosted by the Kawartha Commons Cohousing Group. We got to hear from folks with lived experience, experts in the cohousing model, and those looking to start cohousing in our community.

There was a great turn out with clear interest in the social and environmental benefits that cohousing can offer, as well as the need for this type of development to be intergenerational.

We started to wonder, is cohousing a place for youth? While this questions remains to be explored, there was keen interest from some of the Kawartha Commons incubator group to continue conversations about the housing crisis in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough, geared-to-income housing, and a potential space for homeless youth in this emerging cohousing community.

Thanks to the Kawartha Commons for hosting this event and sharing your experiences and passion for cohousing as a sustainable, community focused housing model.

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