Formed: 1999 Established: 2005
This page last updated:2/4/2013
Jamaica Plain Cohousing
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We are a mixed-income, multigenerational, urban cohousing condominium within walking distance to public transportation, that is committed to being in attunement with its urban setting. As part of that commitment we maintain a system of ride sharing, subsidized MBTA fare passes, and community bicycles. We use a modified consensus process to make decisions and are committed to resolving conflicts through honest, direct, and respectful communication.
Four hours of member work per month are expected but we are in process of revising this system. Participation in group meals in encouraged, but not mandated. We strive to work cooperatively for mutual benefit, while respecting personal autonomy and the privacy of one's home. We actively participate in neighborhood events and act as a CSA drop-off site.
We do on-site composting and have eight raised-bed gardens with organic soil. We are committed to conserving natural resources through environmentally-sound construction, energy conservation, recycling, and reducing consumption by sharing materials. All common areas and individual units are accessible to people with disabilities. We value diversity and welcome people from all classes, races, cultures, sexual orientations, and traditional and nontraditional families.
Status: Built and occupied
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Massachusetts United States
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This page last updated:2/4/2013
(contact us ahead of time)
Visitor Process: Call Jeanne at 781-267-5053, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our web form at www.jpcohousing.org. If Jeanne or the web form is not available call 617-522-2209. We regret that we are unable to accommodate overnight guests.
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Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(only when a unit is up for sale)
(but we can vote if a proposal comes up 3 times and we have not reached consensus)
Leadership Core Group:
(Condo board of directors)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(You have to be able to afford a house)
(4 hours per month. This does not include committee work or participating in the community meals)
(You have to be able to afford a house.)
Land and Buildings
(very urban. 1 block from subway.)
0.9 acres (0.4 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(1 building; 2 wings)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Very small amount in raised beds)
Share Community Meals:
(Average is once a week)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We offer vegetarian option at meals)
(Since people have private homes, this is hard to estimate)
(currently there are no smokers in the group)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Everyone has their own spiritual tradition)
(Schooling arrangement are up to each household)
Square Feet in Common House:
(We have 6971 additional square feet of unfinished basement space in the west wing)
Kraus-Fitch and Domenech, Hicks Krockmalnic
Wainwright Bank and Trust
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