Whereas co-housing communities have been successfully attempted many times in the Nordic countries such as Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands,
Whereas co-housing communities promote communal values such as sharing resources and responsibilities and democracy,
Whereas co-housing communities foster close bonds between diverse groups of people,
Whereas co-housing communities offer an affordable solution for low-income families who are in need of sustainable housing,
Be it enacted by the Maine Green Independent Party (MGIP) that the following be added to the MGIP platform under the economic development plank, "Funding for the creation of co-housing communities for groups of low-income families that apply to live in such communities (25-35 families per community)."
(for more information regarding co-housing communities, please visit http://www.cohousing.org/)