The Path to Joining Our Community
We’re so happy you landed on this page!
Step 1 – Contact
First, contact us – through our website, via phone or email – and let us know you’re interested! We’ll talk about the community, and answer any questions you might have. One of our families has lived in cohousing before, and is happy to talk to you about their experience.
Then, meet with us! Come to one of our informational gatherings, or just tell us when you’re available and we can work out a meeting during the week. We can also meet long distance via Zoom or Skype!
Step 2 – Join as an Associate Member
The next step is to join as an Associate Member. Associates pay a non-refundable monthly fee of $50 for as long as they remain in Associate status. As an Associate Member, you’ll be connected with a mentor within the community to help guide you through the process of learning more about OMC, joining in on meetings, and other details. You’re able to join our Yahoo email discussion list, have a voice in our community meetings, and have access to various development documents that will help you get an idea of what unit you might like to live in. Another substantial perk of Associate status is that it allows you a priority spot in line for any future unit you’d like to purchase.
Step 3 – Join as a Full Member
When ready to join the community, full members make an initial $500 deposit that goes toward the cost of their unit, and then contribute a percentage of their unit price. Financial details can be explained to interested folks, just contact us!