Frequently Asked Questions

This website deals mainly with housing coops. To read about what Boston-area worker coops are doing, check out

Housing coops can have different levels of group participation.

Many houses share chores and have regular consensus-based meetings to make decisions together. Many coops maintain very affordable rent and dues for their members. Some houses throw lots of events, some houses work on projects or offer community services together, and some houses have missions, legal organization and sliding scale rent policies or large-scale money-pooling.

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:

Coop is short for cooperative. A cooperative is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations," according to the International Cooperative Alliance (

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