Housing co-ops and intentional communities – affordable, social options

Housing co-ops, home sharing, and intentional communities are possibilities for finding housing that you can afford, ideally with people you enjoy. The Chicago Co-op.net website is designed as a hub and directory for non-market rate co-ops and intentional communities in the Chicago area.

Those interested in exploring shared home ownership with others should attend the RESUS Studio Vision Board for Shared Home Ownership workshop on Wednesday, July 26th at Jackalope Coffee & Tea, from 6 to 7:30; 755 W 32nd Street, Chicago will help to clarify your thoughts.

Many neighborhoods and properties have existing buildings with multi-family housing potential but they do need work. Here are two.

Pilsen 4-flat with Storefront

Pilsen 4-flat Corner Building

Three units above a storefront in this beautiful masonry building near the Pink Line. Perfect for a group that could use a multi-functional space/office.  Keep Reading

Fixer-upper in Historic Bronzeville

Bronzeville 3-flat fixer upper

This stone façade 3-flat needs a complete gut, but has tons of potential … especially when it includes the vacant adjacent lot! Needs a hard working group looking to create something truly custom.  Keep Reading


We’re (RESUS Studio) hosting a free, hands-on workshop to help envision what shared home ownership might look like for you. We’ll go over the most common structures, the benefits, begin to frame your vision and offer tips for next steps.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is for people looking to improve their housing situation in the near future. If you are content with your housing, this event may not be very helpful for you. If you want to learn more about options besides renting or single household ownership, better define what you look for in housing, and get personalized advice, this will be a great event to attend. 

Please RSVP

Bring a curious friend or your potential group members. Each person should RSVP so we know how many supplies to bring. 

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