Formed: 2004 Established: 2005
This page last updated:8/18/2011
Ant Hill Cooperative
Rochester, New York,
Ant Hill is a housing cooperative in Rochester, NY. As a community living environment created for the benefit of its members, Ant Hill is dedicated to a new type of community in Rochester based on better lives by working together.
We aim to be a supportive, affordable, and ecologically responsible home for our members. By splitting chores, buying in bulk, doing work ourselves, and dividing costs between many people, we can live a high quality life for less. We strive to be a place for the exchange of ideas, building community, and the incubation of creative projects.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:8/18/2011
Visitor Process: We are open to visitors and travelers, if we are given notice. We welcome drop-ins for visiting. Those who wish to ask about a place to stay, please contact us for visit information at least one week in advance.
North American Students of Cooperation
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):
(Most decisions made by majority vote, a strong objection from any member can veto the decision)
Leadership Core Group:
(7 member Board of Directors, includes non-residents)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Housing & Food Expenses are shared)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(approx. 20 hrs/month)
(Varies by Membership type)
Land and Buildings
2 acres (0.8 hectares)
(Including gardens we don't techniclly own)
Land Owned By:
(Activist Landlord, we are working to purchase it.)
Number of Residences:
(2 Ant Hill managed, plus various 'off house' members in local apartments)
(We have Cooperative and CoHousing elements)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Smoking of any kind is not allowed in co-op houses)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Number of Units:
We own no CoHousing units, but several people live in nearby apartments, using the main house as a CoHousing community center.
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