Re: Cohousing-L Digest, Vol 212, Issue 5
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2021 08:37:33 -0700 (PDT)
> On Sep 4, 2021, at 11:10 AM, Jack & Carolyn Salmon <2salmon [at] 
>> wrote:
> I’ve had the same experiences as Ann, when trying to contact some one, any 
> one at a cohousing community.  You have to be a real sleuth to find someone 
> to have a conversation with…by phone or on-line.  Even if a community has an 
> email address or phone number listed in the Cohousing US directory, no one 
> seems to be monitoring them. 

This is one of those tasks that isn’t high enough priority for Coho-US to 
assign resources to but is very important to the development of cohousing. We 
need some one like Fred who started the Cohousing-L list to recognize that a 
contact list kept updated would fill an essential need and then take it upon 
themselves to do it.

I still remember the people who were grateful as well in the 1990s to the 
person who made a spreadsheet of all the banks that had financed a cohousing 
community. It wasn’t a long list by any means but it included major banks, and 
that helped others get financing.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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