Students Cooperative Association
Low-cost, cooperative housing to university students, thereby
promoting the general welfare of the community, and providing an
educational opportunity for students who might not otherwise be
able to afford a university education. The organization is committed
to educating and influencing the community in order to eliminate
prejudice and discrimination in housing.
A small collective that's compromised mostly of Cal students
whose goal is to help people in the East Bay community form common-interest
groups, bring together different cooperatives and collectives, and
California Land Trust
The leading organization in the Western United States specializing
in permanently affordable housing for those who have no access to
market rate housing. NCLT ensures that homes it builds or rehabilitates
remain accessibly priced beyond the first homeowners. This is possible
by using the community land trust (CLT) model through which NCLT
retains the rights to the land upon which the home stands. When
a homeowner wishes to sell the house, NCLT ensures the selling price
is affordable, regardless of current market prices.
NASCO is an association of campus cooperatives in Canada and the U.S., providing student cooperatives with operational assistance, encouraging the development of new student cooperatives, and serving as an advocate for student cooperatives. NASCO teaches leadership skills, provides information, and serves as the central link facilitating the fruition of the Rochdale vision in the student sector. By strengthening the student co-op movement, we believe we can strengthen the future of cooperatives generally.
City Housing Co-op
Recent college graduates worked with NASCO to establish Cooperative
Roots' sister coop in Buffalo, based on ideas of cooperation, community,
and an emphasis on sustainability. They have recently completed
restoring a historical landmark mansion as thier first home.