Re: Cohousing communities and tax-exemption, 501c3
From: Fred-List manager (
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:20:04 -0700 (PDT)
Ken Winter <ken [at]>
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Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at]>
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Thanks, Adi ~

That makes sense.

So I guess my question morphs into:  Has any coho community ever managed
(or at least tried) to establish itself as a 501c3 - not as a residential
association, but as some sort of organization that operates for the benefit
of the world?

~ Ken

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 11:17 AM, R.P. Aditya <aditya [at]> wrote:

> Individual communities, typically an association of homeowners, wouldn't
> qualify as a 501c3 -- ie. having a _primary_ mission that is tax exempt for
> being a *public* benefit corporation.
> They might have a public charity "arm" that is a steward of a wetland or
> educational, but the typical "business of a cohousing community" would not
> qualify in intent, as far as I can tell.
> linked from:

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