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A solution to homelessness in your town

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Homelessness is one of the monsters that haunt our society. Thousands of people have tried to address this challenge but have failed to come up with successful solutions. One group is exploring “co-housing” communities as a possibility to ease the strain on unhoused individuals. What is “cohousing”? Cohousing is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space. The term originated in Denmark in the late 1960s.

Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests Charles Durrett, architect and founder of the Cohousing Company, and Becky Jorgenson with Hope’s Village. They will discuss the homeless epidemic and talk about possible solutions on the Central Coast through the development of cohousing communities.

You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.

Broadcast date: 2/24/22

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.

Kris Kington-Barker is co-host of Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday on KCBX from 1:00—12:00 p.m. Kris has worked in healthcare fields ranging from mental health to hospital administration, and has served as a volunteer and board member for many Central Coast non-profit organizations.