Compersia is an intentional community located in the heart of Washington, DC. More than just a residential community, we are founded on a deep commitment that through sharing we can do more. We share our labor, resources, and lives – as together we can achieve more than any of us could individually. We are inspired by the 7 principals of the FEC, and work to implement them at Compersia.

This implementation manifests in many different ways;

  • As a community we share all of our income, with joint accounts used to take care of all of our members needs.
  • We reject the idea that market price reflects the value of labor, valuing all community-oriented labor equally, whether it’s working a salaried job, doing housework, childcare, or community organizing.
  • We are dedicated to the principles of inclusion, feminism, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination.
  • We strive to be egalitarian, and make decisions transparently and by consensus.
  • We place high value on open, respectful, genuine communication, and know that our commitment to communication underlies the health of our community.
  • We desire a healthy, productive, and sustainable world for all people.

If you resonate with these ideas then we’d love to hear from you. We call ourselves Compersia because want to live in a world of empathetic joy. Recognizing that other people's success is our own makes a better world.  Don't wait to change the world … join the change now!

Check out this mini-documentary that the Atlantic made about our commune soon after the founding.

Phone Number
(202) 930-5339


Name Category
Point A DC Membership Process 2015 Membership
Vision, Mission, Goals and Aspirations Statement - Point A DC - 2015 Mission Statements, Spirituality Statements, etc.

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