|RE: Thanks and a question about members swapping available units||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Eileen McCourt (emccourtmindspring.com)|
|Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 11:57:06 -0600 (MDT)|
We try to get people to work it out together over a 7 day period, and fall back to priority of membership date if that cannot be done. This is a policy - we have not had to implement it yet. We announce when a unit is available, people have 7 days to express an interest; if more than one household in interested, we have another week for them to negotiate, and then a decision. We just went through initial home selection on the site plan, and the issue came up pretty frequently. Most people got the home they wanted, but we did fall back to priority in a two or three cases. The way it's handled by the person with the priority makes all the difference to the tone of the transaction. We had at least one situation that went sideways, because the person in lesser priority felt the person with higher priority was arrogant and high handed, and not very sensitive to their desires and disappointment. Using priority is pretty much of a set up for that. I would be in favor of placing names in a hat. It equalizes the players and does not perpetuate the priority thing ad infinitum. --eileen mccourt emccourt [at] mindspring.com Oak Creek Commons Cohousing in Paso Robles, CA http://www.oakcreekcommons.org -----Original Message----- From: cohousing-l-admin [at] cohousing.org [mailto:cohousing-l-admin [at] cohousing.org] On Behalf Of S. Kashdan Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 8:33 AM To: Cohousing-L, Post To Subject: [C-L]_Thanks and a question about members swapping available units Hi all, I would like to thank everyone who has answered my cohousing questions in the past. I have passed the answers on to the entire Jackson Place Cohousing community, and many people have expressed appreciation. And just to show that the appreciation expressed by Jackson Place cohousers wasn't merely empty politeness, I have now been asked to pose another question--this time about cohousing members swapping units when there are available units for sale, if 2 member households want the same unit. I searched the archives and found information on swapping homes for vacations, etc., renting., and things of that sort, but couldn't find much on the specific topic we are interested in right now. If it is there, I don't know how to find it, except by going through every individual message--a daunting task for which I honestly don't have the time. If people can tell me about specific messages or something like that, I would appreciate it. We would also like to know how other cohousing groups currently handle people changing units if 2 households want the same newly vacant unit. One family has just decided to drop out, and their unit is now available for sale, and two other households have expressed interest in switching to that unit. We're having a problem formulating a way that is fair for people to change units if 2 households want the same unit. Right now we have a matrix on our web site, in the members-only section, for members to sign up for which units they might want if those specific units become available in the future. The problem arises if a unit becomes available and no one signed up for it, Then, when the availability is announced, more than one member household decides they want it. We would very much appreciate knowing how other cohousing communities handle this kind of thing. Sylvie Kashdan Jackson Place Cohousing 800 Hiawatha Place S. one block East of Rainier, at Dearborn in the heart of urban Seattle, Washington www.seattlecohousing.org _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
Thanks and a question about members swapping available units S. Kashdan, June 14 2001
- Re: Thanks and a question about members swapping available units Sharon Villines, June 14 2001
- RE: Thanks and a question about members swapping available units Eileen McCourt, June 14 2001
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