Individuals and families from marginalized communities experience barriers to housing due to structural racism, transphobic and homophobic business practices, predatory loans, and burdensome requirements like criminal background checks, credit checks, and rental histories. Likewise, housing insecurity can increase the risk of being targeted by policing and incarceration, can negatively affect eligibility for employment, and can impact a community’s stability and resiliency.
We envision a resilient network of cooperatives, built on self-determination and mutual aid, that are run by and for low-income and marginalized residents. We envision thriving communities: where people have their needs met, have access to support and services, and where members can build relationships to work together on neighborhood issues and social justice issues that affect the Twin Cities area as a whole.
VALUES - We uphold and elaborate on the Rochdale Principles of Cooperation:
Voluntary & Open Membership, Democratic Governance, Member Economic Participation, Autonomy & Independence, Education, Training, & Information, Cooperation Among Cooperatives, Concern for Community
MATCH Co-op provides sustainable and accessible housing for low-income people, particularly individuals from marginalized communities; empowers people to run autonomous residences; expands accessible cooperative housing in the Twin Cities; and creates a basis for thriving communities.
not currently/in progress
690-This includes rent, utilities, repairs and supplies.
in progress-will develop more as needed in the future.
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