What is a housing co-op?
2. What does it mean to live in a housing co-op?
3. How can I apply to live at the Austin Music Co-op?
4. Does the Austin Music Co-op provide emergency housing services?
5. How does the Austin Music Co-op screen applicants for housing?
6. When will rooms at the Austin Music Co-op be available?
is a housing co-op?
A housing co-operative is an association of people who have
chosen to share homeownership as a group, rather than live individually.
Members share equally in all privileges and responsibilities, agree
on democratic control by the membership, and mutually share the benefits
of co-operative activity.
does it mean to live in a housing co-op?
Being a co-op member means having control over your housing.
It also means taking responsibility to manage your co-op well. If you
join, you will be expected to pay a monthly housing charge, attend members'
meetings, join a committee or the board, help with maintenance, and
occasionally help organize social or community events. In exchange,
you will have a substantially reduced cost of living and the chance
to be part of a cool community!
How can I apply to live at the Austin Music Co-op?
Before applying, be sure you want to spend some
time and energy with the co-op. All members have 1-6 hours worth of
weekly duties. These guidelines are part of the principles
which all co-operatives put into practice: open membership, democratic
member control, economic participation, independence, co-operative education,
Most co-ops have waiting lists of people who would like to move in.
These lists are particularly long for people who need subsidized housing.
The standard wait to get into a housing co-op is between three months
and three years.
the Austin Music Co-op provide emergency or temporary housing?
The Austin Music Co-op does not provide emergency housing,
although overnight guests are allowed. Additionally, the Co-op does
have a hostel-style dorm room with beds available by the night for musicians
traveling through Austin on tour. Meals are included in the per night
5. How does
the Austin Music Co-op screen applicants for housing?
To apply for housing in the Austin Music Co-op, you must complete
a short Membership
Application. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve
basis and will be reviewed by the membership committee. You can download
the form online, or pick it up at one of many locations around town.
will rooms at the Austin Music Co-op be available?
Once initial operations are established, the Austin Music Co-op
expects to have a 3 – 6 month waiting list. Only 23 rooms are available,
so now's the time to get approved. Apply now to be a founding or future
member of the Austin Music Co-op!