How do I join a housing coop?
If you're in Boston, you're in luck because there are over 50 housing coops in the area.
If you're not interested in starting your own coop and want to join an existing coop, here's some pointers:
- Join the Boston Coop Network mailing list, and the Boston Coop Assembly mailing list, where house openings and events are advertised.
- Search on Craigslist (no, seriously!). Doing a search for "coop" in the all housing section, or searching for the key words "we cook" in the same place yields regular results! You can even get automatic email alerts whenever a new craigslist listing is posted.
- Go to events. Visit the meetup group and read up on the monthly assemblies, both great places to meet coops and hear about openings.
- Hang in there, and consider starting your own house. See the resources page if you're considering starting your own coop.