Last updated: January 16, 2014 (3 months ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
Santa Rosa Creek Commons
(Santa Rosa, California, United States)
- Status: Established
- Formed: 1968 Established: 1982
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.santarosacreekcommons.org
- Contact Name: Scout Tomyris
- Phone: please send email to Scout or call Marley
901 B Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, California, 95404-6501
Visitors accepted: Yes
View our website, then email or call a contact person.
Open to new Members: Yes
We love new applicants!
urban housing co-op; consensus
Santa Rosa Creek Commons is a limited-equity housing co-op for all ages located on two acres near downtown Santa Rosa, 60 miles north of San Francisco. We have 27 units: studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, a community room, laundry and garden. Our property borders a wooded creek.
We wish to live cooperatively and to resolve conflicts peacefully. All decisions are made by consensus. Every adult is on the board of directors. All are asked to work at least 8 hours per month by performing work tasks and taking part in monthly cleanups. We manage and maintain the property ourselves. We have monthly meetings and at least one potluck as well as social and educational events.
Members buy shares based on unit size (generally under $20,000) and pay monthly carrying charges that are well below market. Members stay anywhere from a few years to several decades.
During our first 30 years, we operated a state-regulated assisted housing program. In exchange the state gave us a great loan. Last year we paid off an NCB loan and one from the city. In Sept 2013 we paid off the state loan. We are no longer subject to government regulation!
That means that we are free from the regulatory requirements imposed by the state. Thus liberated, we are setting our own policies to insure that SRCC remains affordable for a range of income levels. It is our intention to always remain a diverse, multi-income. affordable. limited equity housing cooperative for at least the next 25 years.
The process of getting on our waiting list is currently the same for all applicants. The process includes several interviews, participation in 2 work days, attending a social event, attending a potluck, going to 2 board meetings and attending 1 committee meeting. We never know quite how long one might wait to get into the community as it varies.