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Argyle Street Housing Co-operative

Background

How to Apply

Contact details

Topic last updated January 2020

 

Argyle Street Housing Co-operative

Background

The Argyle Street Housing Co-operative (ASH Co-op or, more commonly, the Co-op) is a housing co-operative in Cambridge offering shared accommodation for individuals who wish to have greater control over their housing situation than that offered by ordinary rented accommodation. All on one site and situated around four communal gardens, we offer a range of four, six and ten person houses for single people and a number of two-room flats, predominantly occupied by single parents and couples with children but also by people with special circumstances.

Member involvement drives ASH Co-op. By the notion of ‘work together’ members get together and act to do the things that would ordinarily be undertaken by landlords or Housing Associations. These include rent collection, maintenance and repairs to the more spirited activities of community development and celebration.

Members move on for all sorts of reasons. Hence there is always room for new members with vibrant personalities and creative views to enable the co-op to continue to grow, evolve and, above all, further the ideal a collective community based on equality and fairness.

How to Apply

There are a number of stages in the process of applying for a room or flat in Argyle Street Housing Co-operative. Read about the application process here: application process.

You will need to attend an open evening, a co-op general meeting, and an interview to ensure you are suitable for the short list.

Note that you may have to wait for a room or flat to be available, and it may take a while before you are accepted for a room or flat.

Contact details

http://www.ash.coop/  

Email: office@ash.coop

01223 411615