housing owned and run by students for students. sshc WILL GIVE YOU:
The profit gets re-invested in to the co-op, rather than going in to the landlord's pocket.
To see the real costs of housing and house maintenance.
To use your creative ideas to improve your own house and to reach out to the community.
To take part and vote in democratic decisions about the house's finances and management.
We are students and graduates from Sheffield University. We have set up this housing co-operative to create a positive place for students to live. Difficult landlords and expensive rents are the first steps to overcome. Beyond that we aim to foster positive links within the community, support house-caring skills and develop environmentally friendly housing.
A housing co-operative provides not-for-profit and democratic housing for it's residents. In a housing co-op the residents are also the owners, each person buying a £1 share in the co-op when they join. SSHC is a not for profit organisation set up to provide ethical democratic housing. This means the rent paid goes directly towards paying of bills and the mortgage.
The seven principles of co-operation adopted by the International Co-operative alliance in 1995.
1. Voluntary and open membership
2. Democratic member control
3 .Member economic participation
4. Autonomy and independence
5. Education, training and information
6. Co-operation among co-operatives
7. Concern for community