One of the most important aspects of co-operative living is participation. Co-ops are able to keep their housing charges low and our community safe by depending on the volunteer efforts of their members to help with the management of the co-op. Member participation is expected by all members. Before you apply for membership in a co-operative community, you should discuss with your family how you plan to adjust your lifestyle to make time to contribute to your neighbourhood. Please keep in mind that cooperative housing is a lifestyle choice and it is not for everyone. For more information on housing cooperatives please see: https://www.chf.bc.ca/living-co-op/.
When we have a vacancy, we review the applications we have on file and contact suitable applicants to interview based upon their eligibility. Appropriate financial documentation will be required to prove that minimum income requirements are met. Applications are kept on file for 6 months so it is recommended to submit a new application at that time or if your circumstances change.
Personal Information Protection Act Statement (P.I.P.A.) In compliance with the P.I.P.A., Craigflower Housing Co-operative is gathering information in the application form for purposes of determining your suitability as a potential Co-op member. Your submitted application will be confidential and only members of the Membership Committee, Board of Directors and Bookkeeper will have access to it for the purpose of considering your request for membership at Craigflower Housing Co-operative. If you become eligible for an interview, you will be asked to provide proof of your income. This information will only be viewed by the bookkeeper or treasurer. If you have any questions about how your personal information will be used, please contact the Membership Committee at the address listed below. Please indicate your consent for collecting work, reference and landlord information by signing and dating your application on the last page of the application form.
A share purchase is required to become members of Craigflower Co-op. Our current share purchase price is $4,000. This is due on acceptance of membership. Subsidy is not available to new members.
Craigflower Housing Co-operative requires a minimum gross income of:
$59,400 annually; $4,950 monthly for our 3 bedroom units $53,400 annually; $4,450 monthly for our 2 bedroom units.
If you would like to apply for membership, you can click here to download an application in PDF format.
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Completed applications should be mailed or dropped off to:
Craigflower Co-op Membership Committee
1509-A Glentana Road
Victoria, B.C. V9A 7G3
Please contact us if you have any further questions.