Unmarried Equality

Unmarried Equality (originally the Alternatives to Marriage Project) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for equality and fairness for unmarried people. The organization, which is based in Brooklyn, N.Y., says it does not oppose marriage but wants validation and support, including nondiscriminatory public policies, for those who are single or in nonmarital relationships.

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Elder Cohousing Network

The Elder Cohousing Network in Davis, Calif., an eight-household community, opened in January 2006 as the first elder cohousing development in the country. Members range in age from 76 to 92; the community grew out of a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Davis.

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Delaware Street Commons

Delaware Street Commons, under construction in Lawrence, Kan., is the first cohousing project in the state. It is multigenerational, uses consensus decision-making and values community and sustainability.

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