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This summary has been created by the Affordable Cohousing Task Group of The Cohousing Association of the United States (CohoUS). It is intended to be a resource for existing and forming cohousing communities for researching affordable housing subsidies. The summary describes a variety of public and...
Views since 5/2014: 8,791
There are some terrific books for people working to create communities. Here are some of them: Widgets If you can't see the Amazon widget above, try turning adblock off for this site. You can also try our overall bookstore page, at
Views since 5/2014: 4,715
Report: In January 2010, the Cohousing Association of the United States (COHO/US) chartered an Affordable Cohousing Task Group. The purpose was to address the need for more affordable units in cohousing communities. Many communities have struggled to create affordable units in their communities,...
Views since 5/2014: 5,715
Want to know what other communities have done? You can find examples in our Policy Database, including the collection of Useful Documents done by Laura Fitch and others in December of 2011. To submit a policy for inclusion on this site, contact our webmaster.
Views since 5/2014: 5,347
Useful Documents shared by existing and forming communities The purpose of this compilation is to provide a simple way for forming and existing cohousing (and other intentional) communities to find useful documents. The Cohousing Association of the US (CohoUS) gathered these documents through...
Views since 5/2014: 8,451
Many professionals are interested in providing services to forming groups and existing communities. Coho/US does not screen Other Professional listings. Professionals demonstrating cohousing experience are eligible to upgrade to a Featured Professional listing. Please click here for more details or...
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The first steps in creating a new cohousing community don’t need to be abstract, circular or ambiguous. One of cohousing’s sages updates his worthwhile advice on where a new forming group should focus its energy. These are some of the elements to consider working on in the first months you...
Views since 5/2014: 13,044
Cohousing-L is an email discussion list on all aspects of cohousing -- development, design, move-in, organizing work, community life, governance, finances, legal questions, etc. Many cohousing veterans and professionals participate in the discussion offering information that is almost immediate and...
Views since 5/2014: 45,841
Building Cohousing To Do List: Find Land, Invite New Members, Plan (another) Info Meeting, Hire Architect . . . For those creative and industrious people who are birthing brand new cohousing communities, the list can feel endless, so why would you add “Attend the NE Cohousing Summit”? My...
Views since 5/2014: 237
What shall we discuss as we are forming our communities? Every forming community (I hope!) asks this question and communities that have already moved in give lots of different answers. Many of those answers are in the form of "I wish we'd resolved this" and "we decided x which was irrelevant and...
Views since 5/2014: 849


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