Renting housing in Victoria is expensive. Buying housing in Victoria is even more expensive than renting. Co-operative housing is the alternative. Except, anyone who's in a co-op right now knows that co-op housing is much cheaper than most anything in the rental market right now. As such, from what I've seen, most co-ops aren't even taking names for a waiting list because no one is leaving them. Similarly, some of my friends are stuck in small rentals that they managed to lease before things got crazy here and now they are stuck there as the only thing they can now afford. We need to create more options! With a background in finance and in creating and operating businesses, I see the benefit from residing in a co-op from the standpoint of the money saved, alone, is significant, so much so that I think that the upfront work in building co-op housing with a team of like-minded individuals could be the superior choice if ones mind is set on growing wealth. From what I have researched so far, making co-op housing, like starting an growing any business is not insurmountable, but more a marathon. Moreover, it may not require significant upfront capital. If any of the above resonates with you, join me for an open discussion on the How, Why and When of housing co-operatives at: 6pm July 18th in Franklin Green Park https://goo.gl/maps/Mys7itMo2sBWjEwf9 As a courtesy, please RSVP at this google form link below so I can have a rough idea on what to expect for interest from all of you! https://forms.gle/DmtMjTtnvyKSRgKYA Also consider bringing a blanket/pillow as we'll be sitting in the park.