The City Council passed Cam's Intentional Communities ordinance. This is a major win for people who want to share housing in Minneapolis, including coops and other forms of community.
Now a group of people will be able to approach the City, fill out an easy registration form, have their house inspected (to establish the maximum *safe* occupancy of the house) and register. This will allow many of the existing intentional communities we hear are out there to "come into the light," and will allow the formation of many more, including more housing cooperatives. This will allow our existing, historic housing stock to be used more effectively, help reduce housing costs, build community, and in many cases help build wealth for people who form coops rather than renting.