maps of the coop would be really help
maggie, Cooperative fund of New England,
ellen langer, making older people do things that remind them of when they were younger. perhaps this cooperative housing for seniors.
different standards of living
joanne point to branches should not just help groups to start but also help bring to people the skill they will need to get it to work.
bring folks together to talk about how we each to chores.
a fraternity is a cooperative housing. we have a lot of techniques to keep each other from killing each other
gordon - coop is summer camp for adults
each of the above have clear endpoints but we want to have it be sustainable... for longevity
johnn case in point organizational development person found transitioning to coop life was very difficult
belfast co housing development in belfast maine. all the people are discovering many conflicts.
one goal for branches may be to talks to college.
learn how to have the conversation.
is coop a stage of life people have before marriaging and moving out?
teenagers are just too difficult to live with
Gabe: "coops bring widespread happiness, sustainability..." away from agrarian
76 boston ave.
joanne update from Charlie
bcc rental coop fund. They are still trying to figure out how to implement a formal process for the loan money.
Cooperative Fund of New England
cdfi, UU, temples, cabot, bank of america, (min 1000 investment) coopfund.coop, rebecca dun is the director. investment is 0-4% return. loan interest generally 6% but flexible.
coop capital fund. for riskier loans.
4 loan officers in NE
will take 2nd positioin on a loan from other lenders
hybrid social and conference?
coops open house for atraction new interest
fostering existing coop ties.
ask coops to have exit interviews! so we can find trends about why people leave.
some reasons may include
embarrassment at having to live alone. I'm supposed to be on my own.
get away from the pressures, expectations of roommates