BCC strives to be an active member of both the cooperative movement and the movement to create access, equity, and ownership in community housing.
If you’re interested in cooperative living and other cooperative models, check out:
Boston Cooperative Network: Home of the BCN mailing list, which most cooperators in Boston subscribe to.
Dorchester Community Food Co-op – Healthy local food + green jobs.
To learn more about local organization doing important housing justice work, check out:
City Life/Vida Urbana – A bilingual community organization fighting for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power through direct action, coalition building, education and advocacy. Sign up to volunteer here – you can make calls, send emails, go door-knocking, participate in direct actions, and more!
Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston – The Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston is the only comprehensive fair housing organization working to eliminate housing discrimination and promote open communities throughout the region. Contact FHCGB to volunteer.
Boston Tenant Coalition – A coalition of grassroots tenant neighborhood groups, community development corporations, homeless and advocacy organizations that promotes affordable housing in Boston. (Includes CL/VU + Fair Housing Center).
Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance – MAHA educates and mobilizes individuals and communities to increase sustainable homeownership across Massachusetts. In addition to grassroots organizing, they provide homeownership classes and assist clients with finding fair mortgage loans. Email them here for more information.