College Houses: Application
We are so glad you want to join our cooperative community!
There are three major steps each new member must take to join College Houses:
-Submit your application and review your Membership Results email.
-Submit your contract request detailing your house/room preferences.
-Submit your housing contract along with the required documentation and your deposit and new member fees.
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Rental Policies and Procedures
College Houses Members members must be at least 18 years of age at the date of move in.

College Houses membership is open to students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester (fall and spring) at a local, non-profit institute of higher education. Additionally for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 year, we are accepting applicants who:
1. are attending an institute of higher education virtually,
2. attended secondary education within the last 5 years, and
3. graduated high school within the last 5 years.

College Houses members must complete up to 6 hours of house labor (chores) per week. This may include cooking, cleaning, leadership positions, administrative work, yard work, and basic maintenance.

College Houses is committed to fostering an environment for people of all identities to thrive and be able to fully participate in their community. We strive to provide housing free from harassment and we do not tolerate any form of hostility, assault, or offensive conduct, including speech, towards a person or group.

Permissible reasons to reject an applicant:
a. The applicant is not enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester (fall and spring) at a local, non-profit institute of higher education or does not meet our temporary expanded criteria listed above.
b. The applicant has been found to have a poor rental history. Having no rental history will not necessarily be considered to be a poor rental history.
c. The applicant has submitted a poorly completed or incomplete application.
d. The applicant has a criminal record.
e. The applicant is justifiably perceived as a threat to the members of the house.
f. The applicant is justifiably perceived to be someone who will be disturbing the right to quiet enjoyment of the house.
g. The applicant is justifiably perceived to be unwilling or unable to live and work alongside people of diverse racial, social, ethnic, religious backgrounds or diverse sexual orientations.
h. The applicant is justifiably perceived to be unwilling or unable to perform the duties of cooperative living, including, but not limited to, completion of labor, participation in meetings and other obligations listed in the contract.
i. The applicant is justifiably perceived to be disruptive to the cooperative functioning of the house or otherwise unqualified to use the services provided by the house.
College Houses adheres strictly to all requirements of the federal and city Fair Housing laws. We do not discriminate against any applicant for any reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or age.
Required Community Guidelines Slideshow: Prospective Member Education
Living in a co-op is a unique experience with its own benefits and challenges. The presentation linked below will give you information to help you become familiar with co-op living. Please take your time to learn this information, then return here to proceed with your application.
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