Re: Subject: Re: Chances of Finding Members with Children
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:16:31 -0700 (PDT)
So, Susan … how did you manage to attract this many households— 17 — who either 
had kids or had children after move in?  You have an abundance of kiddies!

What’s your secret?  Inquiring minds want to know!

Or did I misread something in your email?  You did say your marketing during an 
the 2008-09 recession did not yield homes w/ kids.  What changed?

Best —

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Ex. Dir. & Mbr. Board of Directors
Mid Atlantic Cohousing
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA

When Isaac Newton stayed home to avoid the 1665 plague, he discovered the Laws 
of Gravity, Optics, and he invented Calculus

NOTE:  I’m switching back to using zabaldo [at]  Many apologies!

> On Apr 19, 2021, at 1:10 PM, Susan Coberly <susandgeorge [at]> 
> wrote:
> Dear coho community
> In our forming times (2004-2008), and in the selling time of 2008-09 when
> people could not sell their existing homes! - we also tried for /
> market-focused towards families with children / thoughts of children. Scant
> results. At LaQuerencia aka Fresno Cohousing, we have 28 homes. (mix of
> townhomes and flats)
> Currently we have 28 children of varying ages (plus 1 on the way) divided
> into 1 age 1,  going up thru college age. we also have some part time kids.
> But 11 adult only households.
> Susan Coberly
> La Querencia, Fresno CA
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