When you apply to a housing co-op, please remember that there is no guarantee that the co-op will be able to offer you a unit. You may be placed on a waiting list. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. However, you may have to wait until a unit of the appropriate size is available
Most co-ops have a waiting list of people who would like to move into the co-op. These lists are usually divided into two categories:
- People who can pay the full or “market” housing charges
- People who will need a subsidy.
There are no subsidized units available at this time.
How to apply?
There are currently no vacancies and we have temporarily closed the application list.
It’s important to remember that each housing co-op has its own application process, and has approved its own membership criteria.
During the application process, you can expect the following:
- Completed applications are received and maintained by date received.
- The co-op will complete a credit check and landlord check to make sure that you meet their membership criteria.
- An applicant is any adult 16 years or older residing with the family. All applicants will be required to take part in an interview with the membership committee or staff.
- The co-op will consider your application based on criteria that will always include: agreeing to take good care of your home, a willingness to live in a diverse community, and most importantly, demonstrated financial responsibility. The co-op will check references as part of your application.
- The membership committee makes a recommendation to the board of directors to either accept or decline applicants for membership, and the board of directors makes a final decision.
- You will be placed on a waiting list if no units are available at the time you apply.
During the application and/or interview process, it’s okay to ask questions. Co-op staff or member selection committee members will be happy to explain how the co-op works, and any specific rules about parking, pets, noise, smoking, etc.