List of NASCO member cooperatives

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Below is a list of cooperatives that are members of North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO). Members of NASCO are given services such as board and officer training, member training, networking opportunities as part of the connection to co-op movement, and assistance on special projects.[1] Currently, members span the contiguous US and Canada. An up to date directory of NASCO members can be found on their website.[2]


US Members[edit]

State Name City Website
California Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) Berkeley
UCHA Los Angeles
Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative (SBSHC) Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz Student Housing Co-ops (SCSHC) Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Co-ops localwiki
Seven Acres Co-op Soquel Seven Acres
Solar Community Housing Association Davis
Tri-Cooperatives Davis n/a
Colorado Boulder Housing Coalition Boulder
Iowa River City Housing Collective Iowa City
Idaho Steel House Moscow
Illinois NASCO Headquarters Chicago
Community of Urbana Cooperative Housing (COUCH) Urbana
Members of Society Acting in Cooperation (MOSIAC) Evanston
Stone Soup Cooperative Chicago
The Roost Chicago The Roost Chicago Official Tumblr
Indiana Bloomington Cooperative Living (BCL) Bloomington
Kansas University of Kansas Student Housing Association (UKSHA) Lawrence
Massachusetts Cambridge Cooperative Club Cambridge
Lucy Stone Cooperative Roxbury
Seedpod Co-op, Boston Community Cooperatives Boston
Maryland Baltimore Free Farm Baltimore
Cooperative Housing at University of Maryland (CHUM) College Park
Horizontal Housing Baltimore
Red Clover Collective Baltimore
Michigan Grand Rapids Alliance of Cooperative Communities (GRACC) Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Hive Ann Arbor, Michigan The Hive's Official Facebook Page
ICC Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kalamazoo Collective Housing Kalamazoo
MSU Student Housing Cooperative (MSU-SHC) East Lansing
Minnesota 4th Street Co-op Minneapolis
Chateau Housing Cooperative Minneapolis
Franklin Housing Cooperative Minneapolis
Marcy Park Co-op Minneapolis
Marshall Housing Co-op Minneapolis
Riverton Community Housing Minneapolis
Seward Community Co-op Minneapolis
Students' Co-op Minneapolis
North Carolina Weaver Community Housing Association Carrboro
New York 3B: The Downtown Brooklyn Bed & Breakfast Brooklyn
Bitternut Collective Syracuse, New York FIC Listing
Divine Cooperative Brooklyn n/a
Endeavor Collective Birmingham n/a
Genesse Valley Cooperative Geneseo Genesse Valley Cooperative Official Facebook
Green Worker Cooperatives Bronx
Nickel City Housing Co-op Buffalo
Stewart Little Co-op Ithaca, New York
Treehaus Bed Stuy Brooklyn Spaces Writeup
Ohio Kent Cooperative Housing Kent, Ohio Kent Cooperative Housing's Intentional Communities Listing
Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) Oberlin, Ohio
The Steiner House Cleveland
The Vine Co-op Athens The Vine's Official Facebook Page
Oregon Portland Collective Housing Portland
Student's Co-op Association Eugene
Pennsylvania Central PA Community Housing State College
The Life Center Association (LCA) Philadelphia
Tennessee DeCleyre Cooperative Housing Memphis Official DeCleyre Tumblr
Texas Community Housing Expansion of Austin (CHEA) Austin
College Houses Austin
Houston Access to Urban Sustainability (HAUS) Houston
ICC Austin Austin
Rosewood Housing Cooperative Austin
Whitehall Cooperative Austin
Virginia Acorn Collective Mineral
Washington Sherwood Coöperative Seattle
Wisconsin Madison Community Cooperatives Madison

Canada Members[edit]

Province Name City Website
Quebec UTILE Montreal

NASCO Properties[edit]

NASCO Properties was established in the late 1980s to help NASCO become more directly involved in student cooperatives and permanent housing cooperatives. NASCO Properties is governed as a "co-op of co-ops", where representatives of each co-op within NP make decisions through their seats on the board on issues that relate to the entire NASCO Properties system.

Each co-op within NASCO Properties has its own mission, board, and budget, and local co-ops have complete autonomy over local policies, distribution of rents, membership criteria, and most other issues. NASCO Properties maintains financial reserves for local maintenance needs, potential vacancies, and expansion. NASCO Properties manages property taxes, insurance, major renovations, and trainings for the members of each participating co-op. [3]


City Associated Co-op House Name Year of Acquisition
Chicago, IL Qumbya Haymarket House 1989
Howard Bowers House 1991
Concord House 2000
Athens, OH Student Cooperative Organization at Ohio University The Vine Housing Coop 1990
Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Student Housing Cooperative Zami! 1996
Urbana, IL COUCH Brooks House 1999
Harvest House 2000
Buffalo, NY Nickel City Housing Cooperative Ole Wondermoth 2002
Plankton House 2006
Austin, TX Community Housing Expansion of Austin Sasona Cooperative 2002
La Reunion Apartment Cooperative 2013
Kalamazoo, MI Kalamazoo Collective Housing Fletcher Collective 2007
Lawrence, KA University of Kansas Student Housing Association (UKSHA) Sunflower House 2010
Ad Astra House 2010
Olive House 2010

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