News & Events
Exploring Cooperative, Sustainable & Just Housing Possibilities
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
First Unitarian Society of Madison (900 University Bay Dr)
Join us for an exploration into the possibility that we can create a housing community that is affordable, net zero carbon, grounded in promoting justice, and very diverse and welcoming.
On Tuesday, August 27th at 6:00 pm, we will start with a community potluck and then at 7:00 pm we will have a presentation and panel/community discussion about creating such a community.
Presenters and Panelists include:
• Justice Castañeda, Common Wealth
• Tim Cordon, First Unitarian Society
• Gabrielle Hinahara, Madison Area Cooperative Housing Alliance
• Brel Hutton-Okpalaeke, North American Students of Cooperation
• Bob Lasseter, Linden Co-housing Co-organizer
• Paul Schechter, Sunny Side Development
For more information, call Tim at 608-630-3633
MACHA's 2nd Annual Cooperative Housing Potluck
Thursday, July 25th, 2019
Arboretum Cohousing (1137 Erin St)
Please join us for an evening of food, connecting, and resource-sharing! This event is open to anyone interesting in cooperative housing: whether you live(d) in a co-op house, want to create a new housing co-op, or want to support cooperative housing in the Madison area.
This event will include short intros from representatives of local cooperative organizations (TBA), opportunities to learn about and get involved in MACHA, as well as smaller breakout spaces including:
Cooperative Housing 101: Experienced co-op residents will provide information to folks looking to learn more about different types of cooperative housing and answer co-op questions
Learning about Madison's new ASH (Affordable and Sustainable Housing) Co-op Project
Explore the option of building community and connection through food co-oping
Space to bring together members of the greater-Madison community who are interested in starting new cooperative housing projects
Learn about co-housing from current co-housing residents and developers
Please bring a simple potluck dish or beverage if you are able. If not, come anyway!
Affordable & Sustainable Housing! (ASH) Potluck Meeting
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
Atrium Commons at First Unitarian Society (900 University Bay Dr)
Some of us in Madison area are feeling that we need a new model of housing. Something that is profoundly diverse, inclusive, affordable, and ultra-sustainable!
We believe that it is possible to create a housing community that:
strives for “Net Zero Carbon” energy usage,
is intentionally diverse, supportive and accessible to all,
has a range of unit sizes to fit a variety of abilities & needs,
is designed to provide quiet private spaces as well as shared common spaces,
is home for activists, artists, teachers, healers, caregivers, care-receivers, and concerned citizens who are committed to building a just and sustainable society, and
that promotes equity, liberation, and support for those most marginalized in society.
We believe that such a housing community is not only possible, but essential, if we are going to survive the realities of climate chaos and other mounting crises.
We invite you to join us as we begin exploring the creation of such a housing community.
To RSVP or for more information, call or text Tim at 608-630-6333.