Sunny 1-bedroom unit for sale

Posted June 30, 2014 by nmcnulty

Sunny 1-bedroom available in the HUB housing cooperative in Little Village

The HUB Co-op is a member-owned housing cooperative on Marshall Boulevard. We’re an intentional community, and we value cooperation, fun, responsibility and openness.

  • Huge windows throughout
  • Eat-in kitchen looks out onto green courtyard

R2 photo kitchn

  • Laundry and wi-fi included
  • Recently renovated

R2 photo long shot

  • Vegetable and flower garden, common courtyard, storage space
  • Convenient to shopping, public transportation and parks
  • Dogs and cats welcome!

The unit is approximately 950 square feet, with hard-wood floors, enormous windows, and ten foot ceilings. Appliances such as a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave are included. New furnace.

Members share a common courtyard for gardening, grilling, and hanging out. The basement has storage space, laundry, and communal workspace. A partial green roof, composting, and a garden are a few of our projects. Hopefully chickens to come in 2015!

The HUB Coop is close to schools, parks, the Pink line, several bus routes & good bike routes. Marshall Boulevard is a beautiful grassy and treelined street with a protected bike lane and a proposed Divvy Station.

Asking $8,000 buy-in (negotiable–make us an offer!). The HUB provides financing. A monthly payment covers your part of the mortgage and the co-op’s carrying charge. For this unit, the mortgage and the carrying charge totals approximately $975 right now. (Membership decides budgeting and financial issues.) This monthly fee pays for most costs of ownership, including property tax, building insurance, repairs, projects, common utilities and adding to the reserve.  There are also a couple of additional charges that are per person -– gas for hot water and wifi. So the total depends on the number of residents. Remember, you’re an owner, so you can deduct your share of the mortgage interest and property tax.


HUB photo garden

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NASCO is hiring

Posted May 22, 2014 by morgan

The North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is seeking a Director of Operations to work as a member of the NASCO Staff Collective, with a start date of June 01, 2014. To apply, please email a cover letter and résumé to by May 23, 2014.

NASCO exists to support and connect community-driven cooperatives across North America, and the Director of Operations maintains the member relationships that make this support possible.  The Director of Operations supports and coordinates the work of the NASCO Staff in advancing NASCO’s mission and growing the cooperative movement.  The Director of Operations is responsible for coordinating member services and communications to NASCO’s members, including staff visits, elections, and dues.

NASCO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit association of cooperatives in Canada and the U.S., which serves student and non-student organizations that embrace community and cooperative education. NASCO was founded in 1968; it has grown to include several affiliated organizations, whose combined mission is to organize and educate affordable, group-equity cooperatives and their members for the purpose of promoting a community-oriented cooperative movement. To this end, NASCO provides its member cooperatives with educational programs, operational and managerial assistance, and supports the development of new cooperatives.

This position will be based in Chicago, IL. For more information, visit NASCO’s website.

Full house for fall!

Posted October 2, 2013 by jessica

Stone Soup Leland House is fully membershipped for fall of 2013.

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Live at The Roost – Application Deadline Oct. 7

Posted October 1, 2013 by The Roost

The Roost is accepting applications for a new housemate in a shared room. Our application deadline is Oct. 7. Click here for more info.

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Looking for one Member, October 1st or later

Posted August 11, 2013 by morgan

Leland House is currently looking for a new member. An opening is available as soon as October 1st. Please apply as soon as possible, if interested.

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Democracy Derailed by Greed Virus

Posted August 6, 2013 by terry

I don’t usually weep with strangers I meet on the street. Maybe it was the beautiful summer evening. Or that I was returning from a lovely evening with beloved friends. Or that we shared our despair at how quickly and completely the greed virus has derailed our great democracy.

It feels like the political equivalent of the e-bola virus that causes internal organs to bleed. Our country is bleeding internally, that’s for sure. It seems that everyone is either hanging on by a thread or watching friends and family hang on.

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Not everyone is as normal as you think

Posted July 17, 2013 by terry

Okay, you who stopped at Subway (or the pizza joint, 7-Eleven, McDonald’s, Chipotle, _________ (fill in the blank) for dinner on the way home, perhaps you imagine that others go home and dinner is on the table. The chances are good that their dinner choices are equally pathetic. Maybe some do but millions of others do not. It is those who do not for whom this message is especially intended.

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Short-term temporary housing – who needs it?

Posted July 17, 2013 by terry

Actually, many people. Particularly now, bridge housing that provides breathing room while formulating a long-term strategy could be a life saver. Having the good fortune to choose from a range of healthy, non-nutty, safe and affordable options increases the likelihood of making wise choices, reducing stress, improving health, experiencing a sense of community and eliminating price gouging.

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Tired of doing dishes?

Posted June 27, 2013 by terry

I’m a rinse & hold girl myself.

I rinse my dishes and stack them neatly. After the next snack or meal, I rinse and neatly add to the aforementioned neat stack. Mine is a very small kitchen. After a while, when I really have to wash the dishes, I boil a big pot of water and it goes quickly, with hygienically sterile results.

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Meet Mary Crenshaw

Posted June 21, 2013 by terry

Running errands last Saturday, I met Mary Crenshaw, a non-crazy CTA bus rider. She suggested that I put my heavy backpack between us, under her walker that needs a repair that would “cost a fortune.” If you are getting by on Social Security (maybe she has other resources but maybe she doesn’t) $15 to repair a walker is a fortune. My hunch is that the walker needs a bolt and a screw.

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