|Re: Charge People as Households or Individuals||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: patjavcc (patjavccaol.com)|
|Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 17:40:01 -0700 (PDT)|
At JP Cohousing we based our membership fees by household and paid 7% of the estimated unit price as the equity membership fee (5% to qualifying low income households who also had the option of setting up a payment plan to reach their equity amount.) We offered interest incentives for all money contributed above the 7% equity contribution. All money related decisions were decided by household - but all 'living there' issues were decided by the individual. We still use that method today - a year after move in. Patti Lautner JP Cohousing Boston, MA -----Original Message----- From: beckyweaver [at] swbell.net To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Sent: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 6:47 PM Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Charge People as Households or Individuals Hi Emily, We found it made the most sense to base our membership fees by household, since ultimately each household will purchase one house. It made record-keeping easier. Household membership also fluctuates, but a house is a house. There is also a precedent in standard Homeowner's Association (aka condo) fees, which are assessed to each household regardless of the number of residents in the home (although square footage can make a difference). This setup feels unfair to single people compared to multi-income households. On the other hand, some single people have more disposable income than, say, a one-income family of four. Since in this case, as in so many, it's impossible to be fair, we decided to make it simple. We also scaled equity membership fees depending upon the expected size of homes. Those buying one-bedrooms have a lower fee than those buying three-bedrooms. The fees are loosely based upon expected home price. When we are distributing the costs of an event, for example a training workshop with meals and housing, we charge per individual attending the event. Becky Weaver Central Austin Cohousing/Kaleidoscope Village Austin, Texas Richard and Emily <june227 [at] comcast.net> wrote: Hello! I am part of an emerging cohousing community in Richmond, Virginia. We are at the stage of possibly signing on with a developer. There is an initial assessment of our needs/liabilities/strengths, for this we are being charged a fee that we all agree is quite reasonable. Where we have diverging views is around whether to charge people per household (no matter the number of occupants), or as individuals. Has this issue come up?What have you all done about this? Thank you for your help! -Emily Reusing _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ ________________________________________________________________________ Check out AOL.com today. Breaking news, video search, pictures, email and IM. All on demand. Always Free.
- Re: Charge People as Households or Individuals, (continued)
- Re: Charge People as Households or Individuals Catya Belfer-Shevett, July 12 2006
Re: Charge People as Households or Individuals Becky Weaver, July 12 2006
- Re: Charge People as Households or Individuals patjavcc, July 12 2006
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