Membership & Development
Connecting communities and potential members.
Different communities have different characters, and not all potential members will fit in everywhere. We help inform both potential members and communities with openings about each other, so they can find the best potential match.
Connecting established communities with each other.
Community living isn’t anything new to Boulder. Some of our cooperative and co-housing communities have been in continuous operation for decades. However, especially for rental co-ops that sometimes run afoul of Boulder’s occupancy limits, it isn’t always easy to connect openly with the broader community. BoCHA is making it easier than ever for people within these communities to get in touch with each other to share their experiences, resources, and life in general.
Facilitating the creation of new communities.
We’re currently unable to meet the demand for community living situations in Boulder. Some communities receive dozens of applications for each opening they publicize. Many of the people who are ultimately turned away would make great community members — we just don’t have space for them. Facilitating the creation of additional housing cooperatives of all types would allow these people to experience and benefit from our model of affordable, sustainable, community enhancing housing.