Special speaker from Iowa on affordable cohousing - this Thursday
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September 2019

"Affordable cohousing - is is feasible?" [spoiler alert: yes]

Barbara Bailey helped found Prairie Hill Cohousing in Iowa after a career in nonprofit housing development

Cohousing issues, trends & solutions:

How do we get affordable cohousing?

Barbara Bailey, Partnerships for Affordable Cohousing, is coming up from Iowa to share with us how affordable cohousing can be done.

We're pleased to welcome such a strong regional leader in cohousing!

Please join us this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Program starts around 6:45 pm.
Optional potluck at 6 pm, free childcare.

Barbara Bailey--regional affordable cohousing leader

Barbara recently retired from The Housing Fellowship, a non-profit affordable housing developer.

She worked in the fields of non-profit business and financial management for more than 35 years, and is certified by the National Development Council as a Housing Development Finance Professional.

She also is involved with Partnerships for Affordable Cohousing, serving as their treasurer.

Barbara lives in Prairie Hill Cohousing, a community that she helped found in Iowa City, IA.

The details

Register to attend and engage with Barbara Bailey as she provides ideas for bringing cohousing within reach of people with modest means. We hope you will contribute some of your own ideas and questions to the discussion following the presentation. Join us in welcoming our special guest.

  • Doors open 5:30 pm
  • Optional potluck 6:00 pm (if attending potluck, please bring a dish to share)
  • Program 6:45 - 8:15 pm
  • Clean up 8:30-9:00 pm

Cost to attend the program: $8
Free childcare

Registrations are now open at this link.

Event location: St Francis Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Please use the elevator or stairs to go to the lower level.

See also the follow up event the following morning--details below.

Reserve your spot for Sept 19 - register today

Please note: different location!

The Sept. 19th event will be back at:

St Francis Cabrini Church
1500 Franklin Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Follow up with our speaker the next day, Fri., Sept. 20

Casual time with Barbara Bailey over breakfast

A continuing discussion, based on her talk the evening before. All are invited; no cost to attend--just show up. Join us for continued Q&A and dialog with Barbara Bailey.

  • Date: Fri.,  Sept. 20, 2019
  • Time: 8:00-9:30 am
  • Location: Lunds & Byerlys, 3777 Park Center Blvd, St Louis Park, MN (just off Hwy 100 between 36th Ave and Excelsior Blvd) 

The community room is inside the Lunds and Byerlys store, near the counter of Caribou Coffee. You may purchase food from Caribou or L&B and bring it into the community room, but please do not bring food or coffee from outside.


Core group news

Bassett Creek Cohousing was featured in a KSTP news clip this summer.
Their next event:

Cohousing Potluck and Site Search Progress Report
Sun., Sept 22, 2019
Potluck - 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Cohousing Reports - 6:00 - 7:45pm
First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt Curve Ave, Minneapolis.

This is a free event.
Need more information?  Check out the Eventbrite page.
Feel free to join the potluck even if you can't stay for the meeting.
Let Becca know if you are bringing children so they can have activities for them, contact her at

Bassett Creek is currently taking applications from interested individuals and families who would like to be involved in building and moving into energy-efficient cohousing that is accessible to transit in either Minneapolis or St Paul. For more information, see Bassett Creek's website.

Monterey Cohousing is in the process of assessing feasibility of an expansion. See Monterey's website for more information and a contact form.

Other core groups have formed, and more are forming. See a list of core groups with contact information on our website,

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