Alt Financial Models

Shared Equity Cooperatives and Community Investment Trusts

Shared Equity Cooperatives and Community Investment Trusts

The vision of intergenerational co-living is not just an important path to consider for the sake of friendship, mutual care, and passing on wisdom.

It also opens up the possibility of exploring alternative financial models that could enable transitions of spaces to low-income younger organizers and other marginalized communities, with the support of aligned investors, into resident-owned communities.

Anchor Partnerships with Community Organizations

Anchor Partnerships with Community Organizations

More than just living together, there are opportunities to explore weaving together our missions and organizations across generations, too. What role might sister’s spaces play in hosting Millennial-led organizations that are carrying out much of the same work in the world?

Many of our organizations are in constant need of space for community gatherings, workshops, office space, organizing space, or leadership retreats.

Financial Sustainability through Green Building Retrofits

Financial Sustainability through Green Building Retrofits

The green building movement offers a robust example and body of best practice for creating a design process that listens for what the land and community are calling for, and for envisioning properties that are intentionally designed for 100+-year sustainable futures.

Green Building also offers creative ways to think about meeting the financial needs of sister sites: for example by creating long-term contracts to fund the installation of new technology or retrofit buildings to significantly reduce operating costs.