Ann told me how her group has already begun looking at potential pieces of land in the Windsor area and have had talks with municipal planning departments and other levels of government for funding opportunities.
As both a resident of the Annapolis Valley and as the NDP candidate, I am fully supportive of this innovative approach to housing. I believe it strikes a great balance between traditional market housing and co-operative housing and holds great potential for helping to address the need for more (affordable) housing, especially among seniors.
The NDP has long been a strong advocate for alternatives to market housing. Indeed, the official policy document for the federal NDP states, "New Democrats believe in Supporting social and cooperative housing, in cooperation with all levels of government." As the MP for Kings Hants I would certainly support efforts to find funding to support cohousing in Windsor and other parts of the country.