Dec 2019
Cohousing Now!
2019 CohoUS Annual Report


It was great to see many of you at our Annual meeting on December 2, 2019. It’s lovely to come together one night a year and share with all cohousers what our association is doing to bring more and better cohousing to the US.

We’d like to say a big thank our Association Supporters. Their support is essential for the work of our organization. We thank them for their financial investment and the many, many ways they support the movement of cohousing. THANK YOU!!

To give you a taste of what we covered, the evening began with a report from Alan O’Hashi about his experience of the value of cohousing and a plea for all of us to support the association. Our current board and staff were introduced, and Karin Hoskin reviewed our finances. We looked back on an incredible conference in Portland in 2019 and forward toward a whole series of events, the Simple Series that will fill 2020. We celebrated the connections we make when we come together as cohousers, and the new Community Launch and Professional Launch programs that are building more and stronger connections. We finished off with a tour of our new website and all it has to offer.

For the full report, watch the video  here .

Katie McCamant knows what a difference cohousing can make in the world, and how important the work of CohoUS is to creating more and better cohousing. That's why this season, she's offering an extra motivator for you to become an Evergreen Neighbor. For every new Evergreen Neighbor (making an ongoing monthly donation in any amount), Katie will donate $50 to CohoUS, making your investment go even further. Thanks, Katie for all you do for the cohousing movement!

Click Here to join Katie in giving.
Simple Series 2020 Kick-Off Event!!
Save the date January 26, 2020 for an online event to Kick-Off the Simple Series 2020!

This online kick-off event will be an introduction to cohousing, including a Review of Terminology , and these characteristics of cohousing:
Intentional Relationships
Social Infrastructure
Physical Design

There will be information presented and an opportunity for Q&A

Registrations opening soon,
click here for more info
Simple Series 2020 Affordable Conference on Affordable Cohousing
Coming out of our incredible Portland conference one of the things we at the association heard most clearly was that there is a desperate need for affordable cohousing. We are paying attention. Our first ever online conference will be an Affordable Conference on Affordable Cohousing.

Mark your calendar for 2/22/2020.

Here's what's happening:
- We are taking applications for speakers and volunteers now. Please share your ideas and gifts with the cohousing movement. To apply, speakers click here , volunteers click here .
- We'll be spending 6 hours together with ample time for formal presentations and informal conversations. Please join us.
- Topics may include strategies for partnering with other organizations, working with government, establishing communities without new construction, "the secret sauce", creating affordable options in existing communities, rentals and more.

- Early Bird Registration opens 1/7/2020.

click here for more info
Giving Tuesday THANK YOU!!!!

We are so very appreciative of everyone that participated in 2019 Giving Tuesday It is through the help and generosity of people like you that we are able to continue our work.

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