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FAQs

How much will it cost to live in Iowa City Cohousing?

Until we have designs in hand, specific costs are impossible to determine. We expect housing units to range in size from 515-1290 square feet—a mix of studio apartments and 1- 2- and 3-bedroom units. The costs are comparable to newly constructed homes of similar size in Iowa City. There will also be a monthly fee similar to a condomium fee for the upkeep of the common areas.

Are pets allowed?

Yes, pets will be allowed.

What are my responsibilities as a member?

See Getting Involved.

When will I be asked to make an investment?

Upon joining the group, each household pays an application fee of $100 and then, upon completion of the application process, pays a membership fee of $900. Both fees are nonrefundable*. (See Getting Involved.)

*Note: If you anticipate this fee will be barrier to your involvement, talk to one of the Board of Managers about possibilities. We have a limited amount of assistance that could be provided.