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Green Communities

Opportunities for better patterns of community growth, the protection of cultural, ecological, developmental, agricultural and recreational open space only occur if you plan for them. Haphazard planning results in poorly designed neighborhoods and sprawl.

Cohousing Assoc of US

Cohousing communities combine the advantages of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living, including shared common facilities and ongoing connections with neighbors. These intentional neighborhoods, created and managed by residents, offer an innovative solution to today's environmental and social challenges.

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Elder CoHousing Network

Elders are looking for ways to enjoy the company of friends in a supportive setting providing independent housing and the benefits of community. Medical research has found significant health benefits to having strong social ties.

Elder Cohousing Neighborhoods are a new housing model which offers pro-active adults, 55 and above, the opportunity to live interdependently and "age in community" within a close-knit group of neighbors.

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National Assoc of Housing Cooperatives (Cohousing)

The National Association of Housing Cooperatives is a nonprofit national federation of housing cooperatives, mutual housing associations, member associations, other resident-owned or controlled housing, professionals, organizations, and individuals interested in promoting the interests of cooperative housing communities. Incorporated in 1960, NAHC is the only national cooperative housing organization. Membership in NAHC provides many benefits.

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Institute For Local Self Reliance
The Hometown Advantage

We've already worked with more than 100 communities to develop policies to nurture their locally-owned businesses. We are the go-to source for cities that are fighting against absentee owned, big box retail, fielding scores of questions each week from communities around the nation. Our resources can help you make your hometown character shine.

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