Category: Staff

Cohousing Across the Country – Part 4

Sharing the journey from Atlanta, GA to Anacortes, WA, engaging with community along the way.   Part 4 of 7 Staff Retreat You may not know that the Cohousing Association has no actual physical office.  Each of the paid and unpaid people who work to bring you services from the association provides our own office space.... Read More

Reflections on Alice Alexander’s tenure from Peter Lazar

As Coho/US launches into a new phase with our new Executive Director, Karin Hoskin, this is a good time to also reflect on how far the organization has come in recent years. It’s also a good time to pause and appreciate the work of former Executive Director, Alice Alexander. After unfortunate setbacks and bad luck,... Read More

Thankful To Be Living In Community

There are many of you that I do not yet know and this is a personal story, but I feel comfortable sharing because we are in community, so each one of you is like my distant second cousin three times removed 🙂 The end of May and all of June has been a whirlwind for... Read More

Whirlwind Tour of Mid-Atlantic

As the incoming Executive Director, I’ll be spending time with Alice Alexander to make this transition as smooth as possible and since I’ll be back east to see her, I decided to see some more people! Today I’ll be flying from Colorado to DC, driving through five different states then flying home from North Carolina.... Read More

Dallas Visit: Encouraging Cohousing in the Big State of Texas

I enjoyed a visit to Dallas last weekend, at the invitation of entrepreneurs Angela Alston and Hugh Resnick, who have spearheaded Dallas Cohousing, a group forming in urban Dallas. We held a public presentation at a co-working venue, The Grove (another impressive example of collaboration) followed the next day with a roll-up-the-sleeves discussion with a... Read More

Welcome to Wendy Wiesner, PFAC Executive Director

I’m so pleased our sister organization PFAC (Partnerships for Affordable Cohousing) has made the leap in appointing an Executive Director. Wendy Wiesner is an excellent choice, having served on the board for many years to help shape and grow the organization’s important mission of promoting and establishing affordable cohousing. Coho/US is proud to be collaborating... Read More

Something Good has Begun

I have the first verse of Cat Steven’s “Peace Train” swirling in my noggin. “Now I’ve been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come. And I believe it could be, something good has begun.” The tune is in my head because Coho/US has gotten off to an excellent start this year. In the... Read More

We have a new Executive Director!

I am thrilled to announce that board member Alice Alexander has agree to serve the Cohousing Association of the US as our new Executive Director. In addition to being a co-founder of the Durham Central Park Cohousing Community in Durham North Carolina, Alice has a tremendous amount of experience working within, and managing non-profit organizations.... Read More