We are a housing co-operative open to the general public for membership. We were founded in 2012 with one home in Grand Rapids, and now operate four houses with 51 units. We have a board of directors 100% made up of current residents, and one staff. Board meetings are open to all members, and house governance operates on the sociocracy model.
Our mission is to provide affordable, community-centric housing in the greater Grand Rapids area.
No. One house is located in the historic district, which limits what updates can be made; The others are being assessed.
Average is $400.00 in rent, $85.00 in utilities.
Either $90.00 or $40.00, depending on house. It includes communal groceries, and prepared food for special occasions.
Each member agrees to contribute 8 hours a month to general upkeep, minor maintenance, and house governance. Board members agree to contribute 16 hours a month to board responsibilities.
Three times a week on average.