People over profit
Student housing cooperatives offer an escape from a housing market monopolised by exploitative landlords and poorly maintained, overpriced student homes. A housing co-op celebrates people over profit.
Joining a housing coop means you become your own landlord.
Each co-operative members’ rent is at or below market rent and goes towards paying the mortgage and maintaining the building.
Members have the chance to learn new skills and live in a supportive community. You own it! Sharing ownership of the house means every co-op member can have a collaborative input though regular meetings. The house can grow and evolve alongside its members to provide dynamic spaces.
What all cooperatives have in common is a set of shared principles and values: