Cohousing Statistics
From: Rob Sandelin (
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 07:52:24 -0700 (MST)
The pattern with keeping statistics like this, is that it requires personal
contact with each group in order to gather the data, which is very time
consuming. Survey information when done, then becomes lost as the instigator
moves on with their own project or drops the idea. And within a year, the
data is again out of date as new groups go to build out.

If you find such data, or any thing else that would be of broad interest,
and want to archive in a place that hndreds of communities have access to,
send it to me and I can post it on the Intentional Communities Resources
Pages in the cohousing section.

Rob Sandelin
Northwest Intentional Communities Association
Building a better society, one neighborhood at a time

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cohousing-l [at]
> [mailto:cohousing-l [at]]On Behalf Of Michael Arnott
> Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2000 11:24 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Affordability and Cohousing Statistics
> I have searched the Cohousing WEB site for aggregate statistics (how many
> built, under construction, own land, number and type of units, affordable
> below market units, etc.) on cohousing communities in the United States
> without luck.
> I have been to the page and will do my own
> counting and categorizing, but I thought there would be a page where that
> had already been done.  If reporting communities are not asked how many
> below market "affordable housing" units they have planned or built, I
> would like to suggest that that question be added.  It would help in
> convincing potential affordable housing funders and partners that
> cohousing already is a realistic participant in the affordable housing
> community.
> Can someone post the URL to any aggregate information?  It would be very
> useful in our search for funding to make our 6 affordable units
> affordable to the 28 market rate households.
> Michael Arnott
> Cornerstone Cohousing
> Cambridge, Massachusetts
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