Re: Seeking input on compassionate HOA calculation
From: Mac Thomson (
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 07:35:59 -0800 (PST)
Our HOA dues have a 50% fixed component and 50% variable based on number of people in a household. The monthly range ends up being from about $100 (household of 1) to about $200 (household of 6) per month. I think this formula has generally served us well.

We also have a voluntary humanitarian fund. Members pledge a monthly donation and it shows up on their HOA bill. That money is then available for households in need.

For details see our Budget and Assessments agreement:


Mac Thomson

Heartwood Cohousing
Southwest Colorado

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On Dec 7, 2007, at 3:53 PM, cohousing-l-request [at] wrote:

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Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 15:41:15 -0700
From: "Christine Sizer" <christinesizer [at]>
Subject: [C-L]_ Seeking input on compassionate HOA calculation
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Hi all -
I'm researching the concept of adding a compassionate component to the
calculation of our cohousing HOA fees.

I've heard of cohousing HOA fees that include an income level component, but
I've never seen any examples.

Also, does anyone know of an equation that takes into account the buy-in
price or home value?

I'm also curious to learn how other communities calculate their HOAs.


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