Re: How Cohousing communities decide on new members
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:45:52 -0700 (PDT)
You are selling housing.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits this discrimination because of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and
disability. Your state or town may have added other categories to
This applies to who you sell to, and also to how you advertise.

You can invite your friends and family who meet your criteria for
diversity to join with you, and be part of organizations where you
meet people who are diverse, and invite them to join your community.
You can build in an area where diverse people want to live, and
provide resources that diverse people want near their homes.

But you can't decide who can buy based on race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.


On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 12:24 PM Jim Bronson
<jimbronsonashland [at]> wrote:
> River Song Cohousing Community in Eugene, Or is passing the 3/4 point in
> membership prior to locking in our construction loan (ground blessing
> scheduled for May 9th).  At this point we have attracted a nice group of
> explorers and are confident about our construction loan.  Looking forward
> we would like to see more diversity in our community rather than choosing
> members on a first come first serve basis.  We are contemplating possible
> ways to modify our system so we are selecting from a pool of candidates. It
> would help us to hear from cohousing communities about any application and
> interview or other processes you have used to enhance diversity.  Thanks
> for this helpful listserv.
> Jim Bronson
> Design Team for River Song Cohousing
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(The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill
Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church
Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries

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