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Celebrating 20 years of Affordable Cohousing in the East Bay (Berkeley)

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Berkeley Cohousing, and a growing range of permanently affordable green homeowner and rental shared-living options in the East Bay.

As Bay Area market-rate homeownership and even rentals grow ever more out of reach of our young adults, elders, and families, how can we innovate to bring the tools of community to serve our needs and those of the many others in our shoes?

Let's spend Monday evening, May 12th, breaking bread together to celebrate, evaluate, and plan together, in community.

Share our experiences living in and seeking community, swap stories and trade tips. Get a taste of an (un)common meal together cooked by Alice Green, the 72-year-old Berkeley Cohousing founder who inspired a national lobbying campaign that can help keep community members from losing their homes

Map your personal path to sustainable living. Learn from Cohousing Coaches (and Impact Hub Berkeley Founding Members) Raines Cohen and Betsy Morris about who else is doing what, where, and how to get involved.

This event, which will run about 6:30-9 PM, is proudly part of Affordable Housing Week, organized by East Bay Housing Organizations. Admission is by donation (nobody turned away), to help support Impact Hub and East Bay Cohousing's advocacy work; we also accept complementary currencies: BayBucks and Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) hours. Free for Impact Hub Members and East Bay Cohousing Supporting Members.

East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) is the association of nonprofit housing developers and supporters in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Affordable Housing Week is the East Bay’s annual celebration of the benefits that affordable homes bring to our people and communities. EBH and our members sponsor up to 20 events throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties that call attention to the housing crisis and spotlight solutions. Thousands of people have attended Affordable Housing Week events for the past 17 years – join us from May 9-18, 2014!   

Among other events, Affordable Housing Week starts with EBHO’s Kick-Off Celebration on May 9th, includes our State of Housing in the East Bay Symposium, and ends with Housing Sabbath, when faith communities lift up issues of housing justice. The Week also features the launch of our Annual Affordable Housing Guidebook, the premier resource on housing issues in the East Bay. Get a preview at 

This meetup group, EBCOHO, is an organizational member of EBHO  (I know - the similarity can make you crazy).  We are coordinating with partners such as the Bay Area Senior Women's Housing Options Meeting Exchange (HOME), and Bay Area Consortium of Land Trusts to offer our own event and promote others during the week. 

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  • Toni W.

    i sat in traffic before bridge and then did u turn and came home....regrets

    May 12, 2014

    • Raines C.

      Next time, hop BART, Toni, it'll get you here quicker. You missed out on some yummy spaghetti and soup and great community building and education.

      May 12, 2014

    • Toni W.

      thanks but i live in bart

      May 12, 2014

  • Toni W.

    I am trying to finish my work and see if I have the "oomph" to drive over bridge in traffic to get there :-(

    May 12, 2014

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