SHC Community

Spartan Housing Cooperative, Inc. is a housing group dedicated to providing affordable housing to the populations of East Lansing and Lansing through the cooperative model of ownership.

A cooperative, or a co-op, is a business that is owned and controlled by the people who use it. It is a democratic organization whose earnings and assets belong to its members. By patronizing and becoming an active member of a co-op, you invest yourself with the power to shape that business.

Living in one of the seventeen houses of the Spartan Housing Cooperative is an empowering and unique experience. As a resident and member-owner you are charged with the responsibility to help maintain your house and keep it in good condition for future members. But with that responsibility comes the freedom to truly control how you want to live: through member-driven renovation work, gardening, painting, house meal plans, and even deciding how much you pay.