New Member Process
“Cohousing sounds like something I might like to be a part of. How can I explore this further?”
Cohousing of Greater Baltimore has an established process for introducing potential new members into our nascent community. We meet twice a month and the third Sunday in each month serves as both a formal business meeting and an entry point for folks like you. We offer orientation sessions at these meetings and will set you up with a contact person from our membership committee to make sure you have plenty of opportunities to learn more, both about cohousing in general and our community in particular.
Venue for orientation sessions - Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St. 21210 (intersection of N. Charles and Northern Pkwy.) 6-8 pm; guest orientation 5-6 pm. Please email for more guest info.
Introduction to Cohousing session on October 28!!
Location: Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave
Hear all about cohousing and about our group. Refreshments served.
Please contact us at info@CohousingOfGreater Baltimore.org for details.
We welcome potential new members to attend up to three business meetings before making a decision about whether CGB is a good fit. If you are interested in joining up at that point, we will ask for initial membership dues of $100 per household, with an ongoing commitment of $10 per month per member. Since this is a member-run operation, we hope you will feel motivated to engage with at least one of our working committees (membership, marketing, admin/finance, and site selection) and make a commitment to attend at least one of our meetings each month.
If you think that cohousing might be for you, we encourage you to start by doing some additional reading and research. An excellent source of information about senior cohousing is the Senior Cohousing Handbook by Charles Durrett, available on Amazon. Together with his wife, Katie McCamant, Chuck has been a key figure in bringing the cohousing vision to this country and helping to start and build dozens of cohousing communities. Another valuable resource is the website of the Cohousing Association of America.