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Intentional neighborhoods of ownership housing

October 2021


• "Resource-Sharing in Coho" - Wed, Nov 3rd | free, register
• "Affordable Cohousing" nat'l event | early bird by Oct 18th
• Cedar Cohousing's next big step
• Opportunity to help brainstorm 2022 programs
• St Paul East Side 50+ Coho Group | Wed, Oct 20th | free

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Early November virtual event - register now

"Resource Sharing in Cohousing" - speaker + story circles

Registration link

Nov. 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm CDT - free event (virtual)

Guest speaker Rick Gravlock from Monterey Cohousing Community will talk about resource sharing  at "Mococo."
Then, an interactive story-circle sessoin will give you a chance to share one of your own resouce-sharing experiences & hear those of others
Local cohousing core-groups will give brief updates on their progress

2 people fix bikes
4 people tend plants
Registration link here
Speaker: Rick Gravrock is a long-standing member of the Monterey Cohousing Community in St. Louis Park.

Twin Cities Cohousing Network is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Cedar Cohousing taking big step forward

Searching for land or retrofit for urban multi-gen coho
Cedar Cohousing LLC has engaged a commercial real estate broker. Over the last year or two, they've refined criteria, checked what's in their wallets, fastened their seatbelts and now are ready to look for property--either land or a building to rehab in the Twin Cities. If you want to live in a community in an urban location, please contact Becca [at] cedarcohousing [dot] llc. Check out their website, including upcoming events.

Please email your questions to Becca:
Becca [at] cedarcohousing [dot] llc

woman with hat in a park
Becca wants to keep living in the city but enjoys the great ourdoors


Affordable Cohousing - one day conference

Early bird deadline Oct18 $55
After that date $65

Registrants will receive access to all recordings

Event Date:
Sat, Oct 23, 2021 from 11 am - 5 pm CDT - virtual

~ Another fabulous program from CohousingUS ~

Christine Hernandez, Keynote

Housing as a Human Right: Can cohousing be a tool for justice?

Breakout session topics:
Economically Integrated Cohousing
Jim Leach, Katie McCamant, Bryan Bowen

Cohousing and Sustainability
Laura Fitch

Funding and Support Options for BIPOC Communities
Crystal Byrd Farmer

Innovations in Affordability
Betsy Morris

Creating Approaches for Affordability
Jim Leach, Katie McCamant, Bryan Bowen

Affordability by Design and Intention: Case Studies from Takoma Village Cohousing and Elderspirit Cohousing
Ann Zabaldo, Dene Peterson, Yoomie Ahn

Affordability and Aging: Reverse Mortgages & Community Support Funds
Raines Cohen

Building a pocket neighborhood in rural Oklahoma – Lessons learned
Ty Albright

Adding Affordabilities – case studies in affordable cohousing
Charles Durrett

Including auxiliary rental units in cohousing – Nyland’s experience
Robert Bruegel

Recognizing and Responding to Classism in Communities
Matt Stannard

Working affordably with Professionals and the Built Environment
Kristen Uitto & Stephen Eckert

Here is the schedule and session details


Event Circle - help brainstorm 2022 offerings

Calling all idea people | Nov. 9, 2021 via Zoom
At its November meeting, the TCCN Event Circle will brainstorm ideas for 2022 TCCN events and activities. Would you like to join this fun and lively session? Please do! We’ll be zooming at 6:30 p.m. on November 9, 2021. To get your invite, please email Paul: wehrweinp [at] earthlink [dot] net. 

Coming up at Como Park...
ST PAUL SENIOR COHOUSING - East Side Age 50+ Cohousing Core Group

Last monthly core group meeting for the season at Como Park - Wed., Oct. 20th

Como Park fire ring, hot air balloon
There'll be an informal gathering of people age 50+ interested in senior cohousing in the East Metro.
Cost: FREE
Date: October 20. Rain or shine.
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Como fire rings, Como Park in St. Paul. Next to Como Ave, just east of Hamline Ave.
Agenda: socialize, have fun and meet!
Bring: your own food and beverage. Lawn chair if you wish. Games welcome.
Look for: the sign with a picture of a hot air balloon and the word COHO

This group is expected to grow. We hope to see you there!

You can RSVP for the event on the Cohousing Meetup Group, (note that it is free to create a brief profile on Meetup in order to register) and after RSVPing, you'll receive an email with the contact person's name and phone number.

Core group contact page

See a list of core groups with contact information on our website,, including a multi-generational MSP urban group, a seniors 50+ group in the Twin Cities, and a forming group in Duluth.

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