Our co-op houses 23 rooms, of all different shapes and sizes (we don’t judge). Everyone is entitled to their own room, as long as you understand the following:
Rooms: You are entitled to have a room which is in good condition and has a carpet, window covering, door lock, desk, bed and box spring, and a chest of drawers. You are encouraged to make improvements to your room after discussing these with the house manager. Approval must be secured before the work is done. Funds may be made available at the house manager’s discretion for certain basic improvements.
Seniority: First choice for rooms, refrigerators, cupboards, etc. is based on seniority. The seniority list is determined by when a person first starts paying rent. If two people both begin paying rent the same month, the seniority will be determined by who submitted their deposit first. When someone moves out, that room becomes available based on the seniority system.
Rental Agreement: All house residents staying four weeks or longer are required to sign a rental agreement within one week of arrival. The house president and/or manager must cosign this agreement. Please read the agreement carefully, as it outlines the conditions you will be living under for the duration of your stay here.
Rent: Temporary guests:
* 1-6 months: $375/month
* Permanent members, first 6 months: $275/month
* Permanent members after 6 months: $250/month
* Sharing a room: An additional $100/month with the same household responsibilities.
Anyone gone on away rotations outside of Portland for 30 days or more pays half rent for the time they are gone. This deduction is limited to two months total per year. Seniors involved with interviews outside the Northwest are given one month free rent during their interviews to help compensate for the expense of air travel.
Financial delinquency longer than two months will result in a $100 fine (i.e. damage deposit is withheld) and immediate probation. Financial delinquency of three months or greater than $600 is grounds for immediate eviction. There will be no exceptions.
**ABSOLUTELY no candles, incense, or other burning materials allowed in the house. Although the house has fire insurance, we strongly encourage everyone to have their own renter’s insurance.