The Boulder Housing Coalition (BHC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Community Housing Development Organization dedicated to creating affordable, sustainable, community-enhancing, cooperative housing for the people of Boulder county. We currently manage three permanently affordable rental cooperatives in central Boulder: Masala, Chrysalis, and as of October 2013 North Haven! These co-ops are home to more than 50 people, and make up the first affordable cooperative housing system in Colorado. We are working to create a federation of housing cooperatives that will provide both affordable rental and home ownership opportunities.
In April of this year the BHC purchased an 8-unit apartment building from Boulder Housing Partners. Situated at the corner of 9th and North Streets, it’s just a couple of blocks from the Ideal Market, North Boulder Park and the high-frequency Skip bus line that runs up and down Broadway. We’ve transformed the dingy, institutional 1955 cinderblock building into a modern, super energy efficient, family oriented co-op called North Haven! North Haven has two, 2 bedroom apartments reserved especially for families, a common house with 18 bedrooms and a fantastic, fully stocked kitchen, as well as other shared amenities.
The addition of this third co-op has doubled the size of the BHC’s co-op system, giving us even more bulk buying power, and a broader extended community network.