Formed: 1985 Established: 1985
This page last updated:2/6/2013
Hei Wa House
Ann Arbor, Michigan,
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HeiWa was founded in 1985. Our current membership capacity is nine adults. We have two child members. We are a vegetarian household, and our membership tends to be environmentally conscious, politically active, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender celebratory, and musically inclined. Our home has often served as a meeting space for political and social-justice organizations, personal-growth groups, and community strengthening gatherings.
Over a period of fourteen years, we lived in four consecutive rental houses. In 1999, we purchased our current house, establishing a permanent location for Hei Wa. In September of 2005, we expanded to an adjoining house. We dream about continued growth on our block, creating a cooperative neighborhood in northwest Ann Arbor.
HeiWa's mission statement is: to provide affordable cooperative housing for a diverse membership through cooperatively owned property, communal living, and resource sharing, while upholding principles of sustainability, peace, racial and economic justice, lifelong cooperative living, and involvement in local community.
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Former/Other Names: Heiwa
This page last updated:2/6/2013
Visitor Process: Call or email to ask for permission to visit. People usually visit for 1 to 3 days.
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):
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
A subgroup of community members
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
(No meat brought into house.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
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