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One of the things I am most proud of is the way Jamaica Plain Cohousing has continued to prioritize affordability goals. When we moved in (2005) 14 of our 30 units were sold to 'low and moderate' income families - according to the HUD guidelines on affordability. We accomplished this goal in many...
Views since 5/2014: 2,070
We at Fair Oaks EcoHousing are a family-friendly, intergenerational group of households intending to build 30 homes on 3.5 acres. Our community’s start of construction is planned for summer of 2015. We’re actively looking for others who share our vision to join us. We’re excited about our prime...
Views since 5/2014: 4,702
Katie McCamant is pleased to announce her new consulting firm, CoHousing Solutions. This firm provides development consulting for cohousing neighborhoods and other types of collaborative developments. CoHousing Solutions is currently consulting on a wide range of communities, including Raven’s...
Views since 5/2014: 5,826
A few weeks ago the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 was signed into law retroactively extending numerous tax incentives for green building and energy efficiency projects. An updated PDF summary of the incentives is attached.
Views since 5/2014: 3,244
Question: I would like to know the number of units of the smallest Cohousing communities and people's opinions about the smallest number of units necessary for a viable Cohousing community. Response: Years ago, somewhere in the literature I saw the results of a survey that the ideal size was 25-...
Views since 5/2014: 7,716
Jerome Garcia, a friend of Cohousing, writes: Catya, Attached is the July 2014 update of my Green Tax Incentive Compendium which includes incentives for projects. Feel free to forward it to any of your colleagues in Cohousing Association of the US or other people you know working in green...
Views since 5/2014: 2,625
I participated in the first two years Chuck Durrett offered this workshop, and found it gave me a strong base of understanding of the essential elements for Aging in Community, enabling me to teach the Danish "Successful Aging" curriculum that is part of the best path to getting Senior Cohousing...
Views since 5/2014: 6,181
Carolyn Dyer of Iowa City Cohousing, still forming, posted their marketing plan to the Cohousing-L email list a week or two ago. I thought it contained many new ideas and asked her if I could share it here. She said yes so here it is. I particularly liked their use of speakers on related topics,...
Views since 5/2014: 5,080
Temescal Creek Cohousing neighbors enjoy their new common house, which includes a unit on the top floor that helped offset construction costs. (Photos by Andrea Kissack) We often joke that we are the fastest cohousing community ever formed. In March 1999, after only three months of meetings,...
Views since 5/2014: 19,167
What is a common house? For many, the first instinct is to think of it as a community building. Indeed, a common house shares many of the aspects of a community building: it is a place to gather in large groups, to eat together in a community, to share child care and other common facilities. But...
Views since 5/2014: 3,674

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