Re: A new community-forming effort on Seattle's Eastside
From: Alice Alexander (
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:26:22 -0700 (PDT)
Terrific Jonathan, good for you! A facebook group is a great way to get

Let me know at the Cohousing Association how we can be helpful. I plan to
travel to Seattle sometime in the not to distant future, so perhaps we
could meet.

Once you have 3 or more individuals or families (and maybe you already
do!), consider creating a profile to be included on the Cohousing Directory

I've taken the liberty of signing you up for the Coho/US monthly eNews,
which is a great way to stay in touch and learn about resources such as -
in the issue going out this morning at 6:00 am pacific - the percentage of
members you need to build, and language to share with potential lenders
that confirm Fannie Mae support of cohousing.

Please plan to attend the 2017 National Cohousing Conference; there are
many great stories of participants who have gone back home and created
Alice Alexander, Coho/US Executive Director

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:16 AM, Jonathan Kallay <yoni [at]> wrote:

> Hi folks,  I've decided to finally get off my duff and start an effort at
> forming a new community in my area. I literally just created a Facebook
> group for this so would appreciate it if you passed the link along to
> anyone who might be interested.
> The elements I consider important here are 1) making a new intentional
> community happen in an area where people already live (that is, not in the
> exurbs) 2) focus on the solving the essential problem of the isolated
> suburban life, without one might call the ideological accouterments that
> seem to attach themselves to cohousing (vegetarianism or solar energy and
> food production, say)--not because I don't believe in those things but
> because they are a potential distraction. To that end, for now so I am just
> calling it "A Real Community on the Eastside" to avoid prematurely falling
> into any terminology traps.
> Thanks in advance for your support.
> Jonathan
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Alice Alexander
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