Cohousing 101–key benefits, common coho types, local cohousing initiatives

Housing ownership is a key wealth-building strategy for people in America, and everyone seems to be looking for a greater sense of community where they live.

Cohousing–condo or townhome communities that are collectively designed, built and managed–is a fairly recent addition to the Twin Cities housing landscape.

Learn about local existing and new cohousing initiatives, and get a general overview of what cohousing is, its key benefits, and some variations on the cohousing model. Bring your curiosity and your questions. All are welcome.

Register now for this chance to connect with others seeking a more satisfying, stable and interconnected form of housing.

Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Optional potluck 6 pm

Program starts at 6:45 pm. Cost to attend is $8.00. Preregistration and payment helps us but is not mandatory. You may pay at the door.

Location: St Frances Cabrini Church

1500 Franklin Ave SE (on the east side of the river)


View of sidewalk along Franklin Avenue S.E. at turn in for parking lot of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
Free parking on the east side of the building, and on neighborhood streets.

After a summary of the basic features of cohousing, including short videos, we will cover a capsule history of cohousing in the United States before opening the floor so you can meet folks who have formed core groups for developing their own close-knit cohousing communities.
We will end with a round of Cohousing Jeopardy.

Registration link.

Free childcare will be made available but only on advance request. Contact us at by Nov. 6 to arrange.

Twin Cites Cohousing Network  is a 501c(3)  organization that educates about cohousing and provides related networking opportunities in the Twin Cities area.