Our History

1939 Hedrick Co-op is established at 415 Albert
1939 Elsworth Co-op is established at 218 Albert
1941 Hedrick members purchase the house at 903 East Grand River
1944 Bower purchased in the summer at 708 E. Michigan State University
1946 Motts Co-op established; Ulrey men’s co-op established
1947 Bower co-op established
1948 Howland co-op established; All Nations co-op established; Hedrick repopulated at 903 East Grand River
1949 Beal Street co-op established
1950 All Nations co-op closes; Elsworth sells 218 Albert, the members build 711 W. Grand River
1954 Hedrick co-op on 903 E. Grand River burns down
1956 Hedrick co-op rededication at 140 Haslett (now Collingwood) by MSU President Hannah
1963 Howland co-op buys 548 M.A.C.
1964 Hedrick co-op purchases 146 Haslett (later to be Farency co-op)
1969 SHC forms as a federation of Bower, Elsworth and Hedrick; Ulrey Men’s co-op closes, starts up Ulrey Trust Fund; Ulrey Women’s co-op starts up at 437 and 445 Abbott
1970 Eleutheria co-op established (rental property); Evergreen co-op established
1971 SHC becomes a collective land trust; Motts house closes, members move to 420 Evergreen (aka Raft Hill)
1972 The Raft is renamed Knight House co-op; Eleutheria destroyed by fire; Ulrey Women’s co-op established at 505 M.A.C.; Eleutheria and Ulrey repopulate Nexus; Nexus established at 437/445 Abbott; Evergreen co-op sold to local apartment building owner’s, Phunn: Bogue Street co-op rented at 207 Bogue.
1973 Haslett Street becomes Collingwood; 501 M.A.C. purchased (potentially new housing for Nexus or New Comm)
1974 Tralfamador co-op established at 501 M.A.C.
1975 Knight House renamed Major Raoul Lufberry; Phunn House purchased at 207 Bogue
1976 445 Abbott sold to a sorority; 152 Collingwood purchased as a part of Hedrick; Nexus closes at 437 Abbott; Phoenix established at 437 Abbott
1978 New Community: 415/425 Ann Street is purchased
1979 Phoenix closes at 437 Abbott
1980 Major Raoul Lufberry closes; SHC obtains a $1 million HUD loan for: Woodside (910 Abbott, a co-op for a year), New Community rehabilitation, Key Largo established at 146 Collingwood, and Atlantis
1982 Atlantis repopulated at 207 Bogue; Ulrey repopulated at 505 M.A.C.
1985 Elsworth co-op closes, rented to Asher Christian Scientists; Ulrey renamed Zolton after Zolton Ferency at 505 M.A.C.
1986 146/152 Collingwood break away, renamed Key Largo
1987 Elsworth at 711 W. Grand River rented to Sigma Alpha Mu (SAMmies); 146/152 Collingwood split; 152 Collingwood rented Asher Christian Scientists; 146 Collingwood becomes Key Largo
1988 501 M.A.C turned into a graduate co-op
1989 501 M.A.C. reopened to general membership
1991 Miles Davis co-op established 152 Collingwood
1992 SAMmies expelled and repopulated as Elsworth at 711 W. Grand River
1993 Zolton closes at 505 M.A.C.
1994 Phoenix established at 239 Oakhill; 415 Ann repopulated as a co-op (Toad Lane); Key Largo renamed Ferency after Zolton Ferency
1995 Audre Lorde renamed Niko co-op
1996 Orion changes its name to NASA; Elsworth closes from Summer until the Fall
1997 NASA renamed Orion
1998 Bower repopulated by Atlantis, Elsworth, Hedrick, Miles, and Orion; Alliance between SHC and Circle Pines formed; SHC grants Sigma Pi exclusive rights to Phoenix co-op
2000 Phoenix repopulated by SHC, Sigma Pi moves to Niko
2001 Niko (Sigma Pi) renamed Shadowood
2002 Sigma Pi leaves Shadowood and leaves the SHC; Shadowood repopulated and renamed Mosier
2009 SHC acquires the independent co-op Beal House
2012 Major renevations are made to 415 M.A.C., reopens in the fall as Howland Co-op
2017 Harambee Cooperative rejoins the SHC
2017 Rivendell Cooperative and the Shire Cooperative were purchased and joined with SHC family