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Praxis Collaborative Chicago

Living type: shared kitchen, shared bathroom, shared living space, private bedrooms

Size: 19 bedrooms

Neighborhood: Uptown

Building type:

Spirituality: We are not a spiritual community.

Shared common spaces: 2 shared kitchens, 1 shared dining room, 3 shared multi-stall all-gender bathrooms, three other large shared rooms.

Shared utilities: All utilities (including internet) are shared and included in rent, as is a mandatory fee for contributing to house groceries.

Our Motto: Praxis Collaborative provides affordable, democratically managed housing to individuals and families involved in social justice movement building.

Governance: The house is managed by all members at bi-monthly meetings according to radical consensus. (Simple majority vote except if a member blocks, which automatically vetoes any proposal. Any member can block any proposal.) Management is in accordance with policies set by the board of directors, which may consist of a mix of members and/or non-members from the community dedicated to our mission.

Equity Structure: Zero equity, i.e. group equity. Neither members nor the organization build equity in the property, which is rented from a local nonprofit organization.

Established: 2017

What makes us unique:

Historic building with character, which houses several other community organizations. Very convenient to the Lawrence Red Line CTA stop.

How to learn more:
We prefer to be contacted via email

Available Units?

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