Apply To Live At Our Cooperatives!

The Process

  1. Fill out the online application below.
  2. Schedule a visit, take a tour, and meet some of the current members. 
  3. You may be invited to interview.
  4. The house will use consensus-based decision making to decided on whether they’d like to invite you to live with them. Fair-housing rules are followed. Applicants may appeal in writing to the Board.
  5. Congratulations on your invitation to join. 
  6. Go through the income qualification process.
  7. Sign your lease.

Cooperative Bylaws

In order to understand how the cooperatives function, please take a look at their bylaws to make sure their values, policies, and responsibilities align with your lifestyle.

Our System Wide Debt Policy for if residents cannot pay their rent on time. 

The BHC now requires that all new residents be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be offered a lease. Medical exemptions are allowed with proper documentation. We see this as part of our commitment to communal living and the ongoing health and safety of all residents.

Grant Opportunities

We have several grant opportunities available for our residents. If you are interested in claiming any of these grants, let staff know after you have been accepted by a house, while you are going through the income qualification process.

  • If you are moving in with dependents, we offer a Family Grant of $150 per month.
  • If you are moving into Mango Manor and do not have a car, we have a No Car Grant of $50 per month. This grant is ONLY available for Mango Manor residents.


Ostara:  5 (Now & August)

Chrysalis: 1 (August)

Mango Manor: 2 (August)

Masala: 1 (August)

Applications are open for all houses for August 1st 2023.