A Study of social enterprise innovations in business tools and structures to support greater affordability and increased access to cohousing in Canada

This study aims to support existing and future grassroots cohousing communities in maneuvering systemic and cultural barriers in order to achieve an increase in cohousing communities constructed in Canada, and a proliferation of cohousing and/or cohousing-inspired affordable housing communities. Affordable cohousing has the potential to support more sustainable living (sustainable both socially and environmentally), enable personal growth through social and housing security, minimize the factors that typically perpetuate the cycle of poverty, and engage more people in the development of a collective built environment.

Wendy Reid Fairhurst
Faculty Supervisor: 
Alex Stewart
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