Re: Community Associations Institute [was Launching June 15:
From: R Philip Dowds (
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 06:46:12 -0700 (PDT)
Dick —

I signed up for CAI, self-identifying as a “homeowner leader” (its least costly 
membership); over time, I’ll familiarize myself with its offerings.  My early 
reaction is, It may be a while before CohoUS can support itself by selling 
memberships.  One difference may be critical mass: About 70 million Americans 
live in “common interest communities” (condos and HOAs), while the cohousing 
membership pool is currently four orders of magnitude smaller.

Philip Dowds
Cornerstone Village Cohousing
Cambridge, MA

> On Jun 17, 2016, at 1:49 PM, Richard L Kohlhaas <rlkohl [at]> 
> wrote:
> Phil and all:
> Casa Verde has belonged to CAI for many years.  Membership dues are $120 per 
> year.  There is a local chapter, which has monthly 
> luncheon meetings, with useful speakers.  Membership consists of condo board 
> members and residents, and business/professionals:  
> attorneys, property managers, building trades, landscapers, insurance, etc.  
> On 17 Jun 2016 at 11:09, R Philip Dowds wrote:
>> How is CAI funded?
>> Thanks,
>> RPD
> ------------------------------------
> Dick Kohlhaas <rlkohl [at]>
> (719)633-8170   
> Board Member, Cohousing Association of the US
> Resident of  Colorado Springs Cohousing Community at Casa Verde Commons
> Completed March 2003. 34 units on 4 acres

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