Category Archives: Housing

Foundation Housing Talk at SoCap 2014

I had the opportunity to introduce Foundation Housing at the Social Capital Conference yesterday.    Fun.  This is a conference for people trying to figure out how to invest in things that have humanitarian benefits.     Foundation Housing may be a new … Continue reading

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Creating Free and Open Societies

Creating Free and Open Societies From Free and Open Source Software, to Non-profit High-tech Organizations, to Debt-free Affordable Housing  Brewster Kahle,  the club,  May 12, 2014,   cc-by    v3 msword pdf tl;dr summary:  Public Licenses Rule (in software and … Continue reading

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Foundation Housing: Permanently Affordable Housing in San Francisco Pitch

I had the pleasure of meeting with a district supervisor of San Francisco, Jane Kim, and found the #3 priority on her whiteboard was “Non-Profit Displacement”, and #1 was “Balanced Housing”.    So Foundation Housing would fit in both categories.   I … Continue reading

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When Market Rents Break People, Some Try Fixes…

We are very far from the local control and local ownership of housing that was the norm 100 years ago.   Not that everything was rosy then, but we can see the thorns of our current system.   Some are trying some … Continue reading

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Article on Sharable about Foundation Housing

I think the writer, Jessica Conrad, did a great job on this article about Foundation Housing for an interesting periodical Sharable, and also the same article was put up on On The Commons. Recommended.

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Our Foundation House now accepts Bitcoin for Rent in San Francisco

(covered by SFWeekly) Our Foundation House is now accepting bitcoin for rent.   Since the Internet Archive is having such fun with bitcoin, we thought we would offer this.   The Sushi place in our neighborhood accepts bitcoin, and Internet Archive employees … Continue reading

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Affordable Apartment Building for Non-Profit Workers– the first Foundation House

We now have it! A new non-profit now owns an apartment building in the central Richmond district of San Francisco.     The mission of the Foundation House is to create affordable housing for people that work in non-profits– in … Continue reading

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Purchasing the first “Foundation House”– Debt-Free Housing Experiment is Starting!

We are purchasing the first apartment building to be a “Foundation House” in San Francisco!  (More details on the building).  This is a form of Endowment for non-profits in the form of usable housing and real estate investment rather than … Continue reading

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Reinventors Roundtable on Foundation Housing Idea

Pete Leyden has a new format mini-conference using Google Hangout: the reinventor series.   Last week he invited me to talk about Foundation Housing and had serious housing experts critique it and explain some of their ideas for affordable housing. (I … Continue reading

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Community Land Trusts maybe a way towards debt-free Foundation Housing

A friend mentioned an organization in Marin County: Community Land Trust Association of West Marin that was set up to buy or get bequests of housing and use it for those that work in the area.  The problem is that … Continue reading

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