Re: National Advocacy for Cohousing
From: Craig Ragland (
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 09:05:59 -0800 (PST)
This is an exciting new domain for Coho/US. Just think about the LARGE
number of posts to Coho-L over the years from people seeking or
supporting low-cost cohousing. There will be many ways to support this
work over the coming months. David's request is a no-cost way to help
the volunteers who have already put many hours into getting this

If you have ANY coho-friendly contacts in DC who you think might help
us reach the people described below, please tell them about this
request. An effective (and easy) way might be to forward David's email
with a brief, personal header from you that explains why you believe
that affordable cohousing is in the world's best interest.

In community,

Craig Ragland
Coho/US Exec Dir

P.S. Another way to support this work is by attending the 2011
National Cohousing Conference. If we show up for that event en masse
it will send a strong message. Friday, June 17th is the day to attend
if you want to mingle with the many policity-affecting people we hope
to attract to the conference. There is a Friday-only registration
option (for $150) which is described on the website:

On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 8:48 AM, David Entin <davidentin [at]> wrote:
> The Cohousing Association of the United States has established an Affordable 
> Cohousing Task Group that is spearheading efforts to make future cohousing 
> more affordable for a greater diversity of income levels.   The 2011 annual 
> National Cohousing Conference will be in Washington, DC, in mid-June.  Prior 
> to the conference we will be meeting with like-minded national organizations 
> in the fields of housing and sustainability and want to reach out to the 
> appropriate policy decision-makers and especially the US Congress to educate 
> them on the value of cohousing, particularly to address the issues of 
> community and sustainability that face our nation.  We are looking for allies 
> who can assist us, especially those who have contacts and relationships with 
> Congresspeople and Senators and/or their staffs.  If you are able to assist 
> us with these advocacy efforts on behalf of the cohousing movement, please 
> let me know:   David Entin, Board member and vice president, Cohousing Assn. 
> of th
>  e US, and resident, Rocky Hill Cohousing, Northampton, MA.  davidentin [at] 
> or 413-341-3042.   Thank you.
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