Formed: 1949 Established: 1949
This page last updated:6/7/2012
Whitehall Intentional Society, Inc.
Founded August 6, 1949, Whitehall is Texas's oldest housing cooperative. The 13-member household includes a variety of ages and occupations, and everyone contributes equally to monetary costs and household labor. Whitehall is a non-sexist, non-racist, non-competitive living environment. All decisions are made by consensus.
Our goals include obtaining intimate, meaningful tribal/familial bonds, emotional support, and spontaneous and planned creation and play. We are learning proper use of resources, non-competitiveness, and communication skills. We want to be a part of a significant, non-exploitive socioeconomic movement.
The household is vegetarian, though not all members are completely vegetarian. Dinners that include fish or turkey have sometimes been prepared for special occasions with a full consensus agreement by all members. No smoking of any sort is allowed in Whitehall. All members have individual rooms with a shared or semiprivate bathroom. Whitehall was the first Texas recipient of funds from the National Co-op Bank (Washington, DC) in 1979 for use in construction of a professional-grade kitchen, which has been enjoyed by many a great cook over the years.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: Whitehall Educational Co-op, Whitehall Co-op
This page last updated:6/7/2012
(by member consensus)
Visitor Process: We enjoy hosting visitors for a meal and are glad to give a tour. To visit Whitehall, contact us in advance by e-mail if possible.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(We have a slightly modified consensus process where two dissenting votes are required to veto a policy or decisions.)
(We have officer positions including President, Treasurer, Secretary, Labor Coordinator, and others.)
Leadership Core Group:
(The board is made up of four officers and a community trustee. Their powers are limited and the full membership must approve all policies and decisions of the board.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(5 hours a week)
(1st month's room and board and $500 deposit)
(room and board)
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
(We do not spend our pooled money on meat. Most cooks offer wheat and dairy free options.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
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