In January of 2018 the Boulder Housing Coalition officially opened our fourth permanently affordable housing cooperative — the Ingram Co-op! We’re currently seeking enthusiastic founding members looking forward to building a great housing cooperative. This could be you!
Rent and Qualifications
- Ingram Co-op’s average rent is $685 including utilities. Rent differs from room to room depending on size, location in the house, number of windows, and other factors. The house has a required food buy-in of $150 per month intended to cover all food costs. Ingram Co-op is a spacious 4600 sq. ft, has 12 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, one big kitchen, and common living room.
- Ingram Co-op members must income and asset qualify. The income cap for Ingram Co-op is $38,050/year and members must have no more than $55,000 in liquid assets (cash or equivalent bank/stock accounts). Members will need to show they have sufficient income to cover rent and food associated with living in the co-op. City of Boulder regulations make it challenging for students to income qualify, but may exempt non-traditional students (over the age of 24, or with dependent children, or with a documented disability).
- Ingram Co-op has a limited number of cars allowed. As of January, all available parking spaces have been allocated to existing members. All new members must be car-free, or willing to sell their vehicles before moving in. Parking is restricted as part of the City of Boulder’s co-op ordinance.
- Ingram Co-op has a maximum of 12 people under the co-op license. Because there are 12 bedrooms and a maximum occupancy of 12, members cannot share rooms — unless the people sharing one room are also willing to pay for a second room.
Community and Governance
- Ingram Co-op has autonomy and responsibility for all day-to-day operations and minor maintenance of the co-op. The house has shared bulk food, household consumables, regular shared house meals and labor responsibilities, weekly house meetings, and democratic governance. We improve the house by fixing leaky plumbing, shoveling snow off the sidewalk, painting murals, growing gardens, etc. Co-op members have an included maintenance budget of several thousand dollars annually to work with.
- All members will receive memberships to Community Cycles and eGo CarShare. We are also working on a possible Neighborhood EcoPass program! If you’re passionate about public transit, and would like to help us organize the neighborhood to buy passes, we would love to have you as part of the community!
- Boulder Housing Coalition ensures to uphold fair housing. Families with children are welcome and encouraged to apply, as are people of any racial or religious background, and any gender identity or sexual orientation.
If you’re interested in being part of the co-op, apply now! If you’d like more information or have questions, please contact the house Membership Coordinator, Eric Budd, via: firstname.lastname@example.org.