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Apply For Co-op Housing
Who can qualify
- The cooperatives are mixed-income communities. Most apartments have income restrictions but some do not; see the description of each co-op for more details.
- All members are required to take part in managing the co-op. Because of this, cooperative spirit is one of the criteria to qualify as a co-op member.
- The Rose Street Artists’ Cooperative is designated for working artists; people who meet these criteria can qualify.
- We keep a waitlist of people who are interested in joining a co-op. The first step in applying is to attend an Orientation to Housing Cooperatives. Then people can get on the list by filling out a co-ops application.
- Most openings are filled from the waitlist, so it is rare for us to advertise a vacancy.
- Once an opening comes up it takes about two months to get approved by the co-op.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. What is the commitment members make?
Regular participation from each member is essential to making the co-op work. Each adult in a co-op contributes an average of 5 to 10 hours a month.
- 2. What kinds of work do members do in a co-op?
Oversee hired manage the finances, keep up the property, follow housing regulations, and solve problems.
- Serving on the board
- Participating on a committee
- Performing chores and other co-op jobs
Champlain Housing Trust will not discriminate, deny any household the opportunity to apply for admission, or deny any applicant the opportunity to lease or rent a dwelling unit suitable to its needs if such is available on account of age, race, color, religion, disability, familial status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender-related characteristics, or because a person is a recipient of public assistance, including Section 8 housing assistance.