Cooperative Communities of Chicago

Info hub for housing that you can afford and enjoy.



Imagine friends as neighbors.  And design your dream homes together.

Tools & Posts relevant to forming a co-op

5-Step Formation Guide

Co-op Group Vision

consensus document

create an operating budget

financing options

Formation Process Diagram

More People, More Problems?

NCF Guide for Successful Community Development

Report: Affordable Housing Co-ops

Sample Bylaws A

Sample Bylaws B

Sample Occupancy Agreement

Sample Proforma: Development Budget

Sample Proforma: Operating Budget

Sample Property Management Plan

Sample Purchase Agreement

Typical Steps

Vision Boards

50 years after Fair Housing Act passed, Black Chicagoans reflect on refuge found in South Side co-op

advice for finding your core group

Startup Stories: Logan Sq. Co-op

The Fight to Stay