Nickel City Housing Co-op
Buffalo, New York, United States
- Last updated: April 25, 2017 (1 month ago)
- Listing created on: April 25, 2017
Nickel City Housing Cooperative was founded in 2001 with the mission of fixing up vacant properties in Buffalo to provide affordable and cooperative housing. We focus on building a more sustainable and just world, and strive to create safer spaces in our cooperative homes.
Both houses are often looking for new members to drive our vision forward to new cooperative and community endeavors. Come do your thing in Buffalo! It’s a low-income town with style and snow to spare! We’ve got beautiful summers full of water activities, festivals, farmers markets and free concerts! DIY-friendly! Bike-friendly! Vegan-friendly! Pet-friendly! Lots of room to dream!
Dreaming of a world where the things we love about each other makes us better people and helps create something bigger.
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2001
- Start Living Together: 2001
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://www.nickelcitycoop.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nickelcityhousingcooperative/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickelcitycoop
- Contact Name: Plankton House
- Phone: 716-931-9732
- Mailing Address:
126 Fargo Ave
208 North St
Buffalo, New York, 14201
- Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Student Housing or Student Co-Op
- Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, Organization, Resource, or Network, Festivals, Conferences, Events
- Location: Urban
- Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
yes and no…we pass around board membership
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 4
- Open to members with existing debt: Yes
- Additional Comments:
cooperation is welcome!
Cooking, cleaning, 5 hours maintenance work a month, educational workshops–participation!!
Membershare equals one month of rent (kind of like a deposit).
monthly rent, varies by room, plus food/utilities. email us at [email protected] for more details
- Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
- Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
- Planned renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Library, Workshop, Fire pit, Internet
- Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
- Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegan
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Additional Diet Comments:
but the rest is grown locally!
vegan and gluten-free preferred as the basic meal simply due to various dietary needs, but no restrictions on what people can eat or prepare for themselves.
All food is welcomed, but community food we buy is vegetarian with low dairy and eggs.
currently a few brewers
- Expected Healthcare Practices:
so long as we don’t get pests, everyone can do what they want.
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
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bike, DIY, vegan, local