Re: renter's role in decision making
From: Daniel Lindenberger (
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:24:40 -0700 (PDT)
At Windsong Cohousing we make no distinction between renters and owners in
terms of decision making, and it's served us well.

1) As a community that combines owners and renters, it makes sure that both
perpsectives are represented.
2) It doesn't make the renters feel like second-class citizens, which can
impede community connection
3) We often have renters become owners eventually, and the transition is
smoother when it's a change in ownership not also a change in community

In 18 years (I've only been here for 6 of them) I'm not sure we've ever had
a problem arise from having both renters and owners participate in the
consensus process.

Daniel Lindenberger

On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Susan Adams <sadams430 [at]> wrote:

> Hi all,
> We are a forming community, and are working on our rental policy.  We are
> discussing the role of renters in community decisions.   We are a consensus
> seeking group.  We would love to hear what has worked for you and what has
> not worked.
> Thanks,
> Susan
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