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To live in a co-op, you must first become a member. A person interested in applying for membership submits a completed application form. Applications are only given out at orientation sessions. Unfortunately, as we have received an overwhelming number of applications for membership, there will be no orientation sessions for the foreseeable future. When orientations resume it will be noted here.
If the co-op already has your application on file, you must write to the co-op every 6 months confirming that you wish to remain on our waiting list, otherwise we will assume that you’ve withdrawn your application. You may also use this opportunity to update your application information.
To be eligible to live at our co-op, your gross monthly income must not exceed 5 times the amount of the market housing charge for the unit size. There are other income requirements as well. Please see the table below for details.
|Housing Charges and Income|
|suite size||number||square footage||Number of people per bedroom||Housing Charge||Min monthly
|1 BR, small *||8||601 - 715||1-2 persons (seniors only)||$1,080||$3,600||$43,200||$5,400||$64,800||$1500|
|1 BR, large *||2||830||1-2 persons (seniors only)||$1,080||$3,600||$43,00||$5,400||$64,800||$1500|
|2 BR||47||822 - 868||2-4 persons||$1,400||$4,665||$56,000||$7,000||$84,000||$1500|
|2 BR||6||921 - 954||2-4 persons||$1,400||$4,665||$56,000||$7,000||$84,000||$1500|
|3 BR||25||1077 - 1225||3-6 persons||$1,520||$5,065||$60,800||$7,600||$91,200||$1500|
|4 BR||10||1207 - 1457||4-8 persons||$1,640||$5,465||$65,600||$8,200||$98,400||$1500|
|5 BR||4||1617||5-10 persons||$1,856||$6,188||$74,250||$9,280||$111,360||$1500|
|total suites:||102||rates as of 01-Jan-2016|
* Please note that one-bedroom units are seldom available.
Co-op housing isn’t for everyone. The success of a co-op is dependent on its members actively participating in the day to day running of the co-op— participation is required of all members. Chances are, if you’ve volunteered before and enjoyed it, and think living in a co-operative environment sounds good, you’d like living in co-operative housing. However, if you’re not looking for a home with a sense of community, if you are not interested in participating to help make the co-op a success—if you’re just looking for a place to live, then co-operative housing is not for you. Housing co-ops aren’t for everyone, but for many, they’re the only way to live.