Model Community Association

Levels of Association

OWNER

DESCRIPTION:
Owns property that is equitably shared with other MCA Associates.

YOUR COMMITMENT:
• Share responsibilities, as agreed to with other Associates during circle meetings;
• Participate in circle meetings;
• Respond to property emergencies, making necessary repairs in a timely manner;
• Provide feedback related to MCA experiences. 

VALUE/PRIVILEGES:
• Access to MCA's network of Trusted Associates (available upon login);
• An equitable return on property investment;
• The satisfaction of having personally contributed toward solving America's housing crisis;
• A safe and secure means by which to share resources;
• Log-in to our unique, collaborative toolset, where you have access to view Shareables.
OVERNIGHT GUEST

DESCRIPTION:
Visits an MCA location on an overnight basis for a consecutive period of less than one month.

YOUR COMMITMENT:
• A financial contribution, coordinated on a per-property basis, inclusive of taxes and outside scheduling fees;
• Demonstrate self-responsibility by leaving the space in as good a condition as it was found, if not better;
• Provide feedback related to MCA experiences.

VALUE/PRIVILEGES:
• The hosting circle's shared resources (space and amenities);
• An opportunity to connect with current MCA Associates;
• A first-hand opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of our organization;
• The opportunity to observe MCA living arrangements in action;
• Option to petition to become an Occasional Associate.
OCCASIONAL ASSOCIATE

DESCRIPTION:
Occasionals are guests who have repeatedly visited an MCA circle, thereby establishing a base level of trust with other Associates.  The "Occasional Associate" title is bestowed after consent has been given by members of the hosting Circle.

YOUR COMMITMENT:
• Contribute to the shared maintenance activities of the property visited (specific to each property);
• Make an agreed-upon financial contribution, as outlined by each hosting property;
• Provide insight into your experiences with MCA, without judgment, within our collaborative model.

VALUE/PRIVILEGES:
• Access to unique, reasonably-priced living arrangements, as available through our Shareables page (accessible upon login);
• Log-in to our unique, collaborative toolset, where you have access to view Shareables;
• Access to Service Provider opportunities sponsored by other Model Communities Associates;
• An expanded network of Trust.
RESIDENT

DESCRIPTION:
Call an MCA location "Home."

YOUR COMMITMENT:
• Provide a signed Occupancy Agreement and Resident Creed;
• Meet responsibilities as documented in the Occupancy Agreement and during circle meetings;
• Regularly participate in your circle's meetings (option to join remotely);
• Provide feedback related to MCA experiences.

VALUE/PRIVILEGES:
• A reasonable housing cost;
• Participating in decisionmaking;
• Lowest overnight rate when visiting other MCA locations;
• Resource sharing opportunities;
• Access to MCA network of Arrangements (other circles);
• Ongoing potential to build Trust with other Associates;
• Psychological benefits that come with stronger friendships and relationships;
• Log-in to our unique, collaborative toolset, where you have access to view Shareables.
FACILITATOR

DESCRIPTION:
Understands and shares MCA's mission and purpose, offers facilitation skills to other circles or outside entities.

YOUR COMMITMENT:
Committed to sharing information related to the organization's mission and aims.

VALUE/PRIVILEGES:
• Goodwill;
• Log-in to our unique, collaborative toolset, where you have access to view Shareables.
SERVICE PROVIDER

DESCRIPTION:
Individuals or organizations that provide services to MCA.

YOUR COMMITMENT:
• Provision of quality products or services;
• Provide feedback related to MCA experiences.

VALUE/PRIVILEGES:
• Compensation, as is appropriate and agreed to for the type of services offered;
• Log-in to our unique, collaborative toolset, where you have access to view Shareables.
CONTRIBUTOR

DESCRIPTION:
Contributes financial resources in exchange for a Trust Profile and access to Shareables.

YOUR COMMITMENT:
• Willingness to make a financial contribution and have a Trust Profile in place.

VALUE, PRIVILEGES:
• Access to Shareables