COVID-19 Update

May 4th, 2020

As you might imagine, cooperative living in the time of the coronavirus has been challenging. We have implemented our own procedures for keeping our members safe and healthy, and, for the time-being, we have made some changes in our application and move-in processes.

We are not currently offering in-person tours or interviews, but we will be happy to set up meetings over Zoom or other video or voice chat programs. We are expecting most of our applications to be for move-in dates further out in the future, but we are willing to accept members looking to move in this term.  That being said, we also will be asking any approved members looking to move in in the near future to self-quarantine for a bit before the move if possible for the safety of our current members. We may be able to work with you on this depending on your situation, so please send us an email if you have any concerns.  We also totally understand that life for students has changed a lot as well, and your plans may not be as stable as they once were, so please feel free to contact us with questions regarding our current student requirements.

 

As of now, we are all healthy and safe.  However, many of our members are out of work indefinitely, don’t qualify for stimulus checks, are immune compromised, etc. Meanwhile, gaining membership is unreliable and maintenance costs continue to stack up.  We remain committed to our “people over profit” motto, and will not evict any of our current members due to their loss of work during this crisis.  As we do all we can to keep our members safe and housed in this time and to maintain the life, vibrancy, and values of our community for future co-opers, we could really use your help!  We have set up a GoFundMe to help raise money for our operating costs.  Please donate if you can, or share this link if you cannot.  We are so appreciative to all who can help in any way.

Students’ Cooperative Association COVID-19 Relief Fund

 

Thank you for reading.  We hope you and those you care about it remain safe and healthy during this difficult time.