Supporting ICC Members During Covid19 Pandemic

Welcome to the Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC), a vibrant community  in Ann Arbor, Michigan where 550 members living across 16 beautiful homes work together to provide affordable, equitable, and democratically-run housing. While most of our members are students at local colleges and universities, we are also home to anyone seeking affordability, community and sustainability in the S.E. Michigan area. 

Like many of you across the world, members of the ICC have felt the hardships of the Covid19 Pandemic which continues to be a disruption to all. Many of our members are working students who rely primarily on themselves for financial support, and the consequences of a covid19 infection is hard on those who have to take time off work, seek alternate housing, or even lose their jobs as a result. 

Today, we are asking for support from our community partners, co-op connections, and anyone else in the world with whom our values resonate: please consider a donation that will go directly to members who are struggling due to the effects of the pandemic. Donations will be distributed directly to member accounts in the form of scholarships that will reduce their cost of living. For many members, this means not paying charges (room, board, and utilities) for a few months, or paying a greatly reduced amount for a period of time. 

The average ICC monthly charge rate is $750. This includes food & supplies, a number of prepared meals per week, a fully furnished room, utilities, and miscellaneous amenities that vary by house. Any amount you can give makes a difference to someone in our community, but we ask that you consider a donation of at least $50 to help offset these costs for members. As omicron is ramping up, we find ourselves with more infections every day. 
 
Visit our website at icc.coop  for more info on our community, history, and members. Thanks for reading, and Guff Love to everyone! 
Our Instagram  (for cute pics and updates!!) and YouTube  with video tours of our properties. 
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OUR MISSION AND VISION

We, the member-owners of the Inter-cooperative Council, envision an affordable living community in which equal, and educated members work together to further the cooperative movement.

We, the member-owners of the Inter-Cooperative Council, provide a home for students that equally embodies quality living, community and social equality, all within the cooperative movement. We continuously strive to maintain and improve our organization and our houses through shared work. We are committed to furthering our education by building life skills, a strong community, and personal relationships. We create and maintain a safe and affordable environment where our members feel comfortable and at home.

OUR COOPERATIVE VALUES

1. Voluntary and Open Membership                    
2. Democratic Member Control                                     
3. Participation: economically and otherwise                                          
4. Autonomy and Independence 
5.  Education, Training, and Information                                    
6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives 
7. Concern for the Community 

OUR COMMITMENT

...to sustainability in our houses 
...to equality and harm-reduction for our members
...to continued education, personal and professional development 
...to love, support, and mutual aid
...to our longevity as an organization 
...to the cooperative movement and our partners within it
...to radical change in ourselves, the ICC, and the greater community to which we belong

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 9 mos
  • Alison Zachritz 
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
  • Julie Kliever 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $18 
    • 9 mos
  • Lisa DiBattista 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
See all

Organizer

Inter-Cooperative Council at the University of Michigan 
Registered nonprofit
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