SHAREABLE -11 Affordable Housing Alternatives for City Dwellers

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Wealth of Networks, Crowdfunding

Alternative Affordable Housing & Eat Well on $4/Day


Has Your City Joined the International Sharing Cities Network? Find out more by clicking: HERE

We’ve rounded up 11 affordable housing alternatives for city dwellers because if we want cities to continue to thrive, we need to rethink how we house everybody not just the rich.

Video and Interview with Michael Reynolds, the founder of A Brave New City, which is creatively implamenting sharing solutions in the aftermath of both earthquake and financial collapse.

The Center for a New American Dream and PolicyInteractive recently release the results of a national survey about, that’s right, the American Dream. Facts, Figures and Infographics tell the story.

As the final project for her Food Studies master’s degree at New York University, Leanne Brown decided to write a cookbook for eating healthy on $4 a day — the amount of money that SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program aka “food stamps”) recipients must live on.

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Upcoming Events

Below are just a few upcoming events. Check out more on our Events Calendar. Have an event to announce? Post it here.

Global Cities+Social Good

July 9, 8:00 am

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC

Sharing Economy Challenge

July 11, 6:30 pm to July 12, 7:00 pm

Let’s Hack the Sharing Economy to Close the Wealth Gap

July 11, 6:30 pm

Impact Hub Berkeley 2150 Allston Way, Suite 400 , Berkeley, CA

PDX Skill Share

July 12, 11:30-6pm

George Middle School 10000 N Burr Ave Portland, OR 97203

Healers of Color Presents: A Community Healing Celebration

July 12, 9:00 am

Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab 4445 South King Drive, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60653

Cohousing for the 50+ Generation

July 12, 1:00 pm 

240 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA

Open Knowledge Festival

July 15 (All day)

Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36 10435 Berlin Prenzlauer

Undertake the Collaborative Economy/Emprendre en l’economia col·laborativa

July 16, 9:30 am

C. Entrepreneurship – Glories. C / Lagoon 162-164, Barcelona 08018, Telephone: 901 55 11 55

Twin Cities Sharing Economy Meetup

July 16, 5:30 pm

REPUBLIC at Calhoun Square 3001 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN


July 16, 6:30 pm

720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Roots & Remedies

July 18 (All day) to July 20 (All day)

Eastern Michigan University

ShareFest Porto Alegre

July 19 (All day)


Impact Investing: Business Innovation Conversation II

July 23, 6:00 pm

Impact HUB Berkeley, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 400, Berkeley, CA 94704

HiveMind Community Forum

July 26, 12:00 pm

PLACE for Sustainable Living 1121 64th St, Oakland, California 94608

Youngstown SOUP

July 27, 7:00 pm

Calvin Center for the Arts 755 Mahoning Ave, Youngstown, Ohio 44502

Moving Beyond Capitalism Conference

July 29 (All day) to August 5 (All day)

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Global Exchange Gathering: Building Community Resilience through Time Banking, Transition Towns, Complimentary Currencies, and Cooperative Practice!

July 31 (All day) to August 3 (All day)

Providence, RI

There’s a new culture and economy emerging where sharing and contributing to the common good are the priorities. At Shareable, we believe this shift is needed to help us overcome the grave social and environmental crises we face today, and perhaps thrive as never before. We hope you’ll join the conversation on Shareable, by commenting on articles or submitting your own articles to [email protected].