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In general, how do you become a member of a housing coop? (And more specifically, how in the UK? Anyone with experience of doing so?)

@neil Depends on the housing co-op. :)

But seriously - it really depends.

@samtoland Fair enough! So I guess the process for joining one would be - find one near me; get in touch with them.

I guess what I'm wondering is, is that a common path to take? Waiting lists are usually long, right? Is it better to know someone who is already in the coop? Is it better to get in at day 0 and start your own with a group of like-minded individuals?

@neil look up National Federation of Housing Co-ops, they should have a list of affiliates. Co-ops usually have membership policy/criteria, and waiting list.

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