PROGRAM MONTHLY TOPICS
Our Program trainees are given extensive time and accompanying materials to delve into these focused topics with Founder Katie McCamant, whose 30+ years of experience in the field award the class a wealth of knowledge.
Twice monthly class webinars, one-on-one calls with Katie and guided materials, videos and templates hosted on our Program Educational Platform form the basis for the 500 Communities learning process.
Overview of the development process: How you get paid, understanding where the money is in the budget, what tasks can be hired out elsewhere, and defining your role to take advantage of your strengths.
Building your market: marketing and outreach.
Site search, project feasibility, and negotiating property purchase agreements.
How to approach local developers: Why would they be interested, and how do you pitch it?
Group formation: How do you actually form a cohesive group and move them into an organized structure?
Setting up a project budget.
Understanding the cash flow to get a project off the ground.
Marketing & Membership: Training your community to market and integrate new members.
Working through political approvals and training your community to lobby for the project.
Mortgages, Fannie Mae, FHA, Appraisals and HOA’s: What you need to know about getting mortgages for your buyers.
Construction management, options and upgrade systems, and keeping a construction project on budget.
Graduation! At the end of the course, you become an officially “Certified Cohousing Consultant” and are encouraged to continue the collaboration by becoming a CoHousing Solutions Affiliate.