Instructions for Adding or Editing your Community Listing
Welcome to the Communities Directory Online. Here are instructions to get you started on adding or editing your community record. We ask that you read these instructions carefully to avoid confusion.
The first step is to sign up.
To do so click here. You will be asked to create a username and give an email address.
If you think your community has been listed before on www.ic.org or in the Communities Directory 2000 Edition or has been part of the cohousing.org's list of cohousing communities, please see Find your community below. If you are sure that your community has not been listed please continue below at 'add a new community'.
Add a new community
We accept listings for all residential communities or groups planning or forming residential communities. We accept some part-time or non-residential communities at our discretion but at this point do not accept communities that are solely or primarily on-line or virtual.
Once you have logged in you can add a new community by clicking "Add Your Community" in the Editing Tools area on the right hand side of the page. You will be shown a number of pages that allow you to enter detailed information about your community. Feel free to enter as much or as little information as you like but remember this will be visible to the public immediately so check your work. You can come back and edit your record as often as you like.
Find your community
To find your community go to our list of communities and browse through the alphabetic list until you find yours or use our search interface. Click your community name to bring up your detailed info. To avoid duplicates, please do not create a new community listing if yours is already listed. If your community is not listed see Add a new communityabove
Edit your community
Once you have found your community, scroll down the page and on the right hand side you will see a link that says "Become an Editor". Click this link. You will be asked to provide information about why you should be an editor. Once you've been confirmed you will receive an email with a link to make you an editor for your community. You can help assign more editors later.
Now that you have permissions you can go through a series of pages that allow you to enter detailed information about your community. Feel free to enter as much or as little information as you like but remember this will be visible to the public immediately so check your work. You can come back and edit your record as often as you like.
Download and Print the survey
If you would like to have a printed version of our questionnaire to use as a worksheet or to bring to a community meeting you can download one here.
To view and print the questionnaire, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free software. If you do not have Acrobat Reader click the image to download it from the adobe site.
If you are unable to use our online system you can mail in a completed questionnaire to the address on the questionnaire. You can also contact us to request a questionnaire.
Help Us Work out the Bugs
We are always trying to improve this site and the service we provide. If you encounter any problems or have any suggestions for the site please let us know.
See our Contact page for more details.