Difficult Decisions - Asking a Member to Leave (Roundtable) - NASCO Institute

Session materials from “Difficult Decisions - Asking a Member to Leave (Roundtable),” presented by David “Rosebud” Sparer and Kim Garmany at NASCO Institute 2016.


It’s a common enough situation, yet not one that many people feel comfortable with - asking a housemate to leave the co-op. Whether you’ve found yourself in this situation due to conflict or simply because a member isn’t ‘pulling their weight,’ how you make and communicate this decision is very important. In this roundtable discussion, participants will share best practices for considering a member’s eviction, asking a member to leave, systems and policies to facilitate the transition, and liabilities that your co-op should be aware of.