A. Co-operative housing is often confused with low-income housing. While some members do receive subsidies based on their income, the combined effort and working together as a collective group, a community, ensures that housing costs stay below market value.
For example, we shovel our own snow, mow our own grass, inspect our own homes, and work as a group during spring and fall clean up.
Every member contributes to the community in some way rather than hiring tradespeople for everything that needs to be done.
Members work together on committees, fostering friendship and camaraderie (which rarely happens in a typical rental market).