EBHC's mission is to provide affordable housing to people who earn a low income or who experience other barriers to housing. Members pay a "carrying charge" each month to EBHC far below HUD rental amounts, and are required to work a certain number of hours each quarter to help run the co-op. EBHC had a 2BR open recently; rent was $681/mo.
The co-op is composed of 23 units. The 2 smallest units are 528sf. Most are 1 & 2 BR, but there is one 3 BR and one 4 BR house. There are a number of townhouses and a few standalone houses, as well as a community space, loads of gardens, community firepits, and a sauna. The 1BRs are about 600sf, the 2 BRs about 870sf.
To get on emailing list for future vacancies: http://www.eastblairhousingcooperative.org/Home/application.
This tour is organized by Jan Spencer in conjunction with the Community Resilience Festival. (Full schedule and more tours: http://riverroadco.org/community-resilience-festival.)
Meet at front parking lot for the tour, which will include the community house, many shared amenities, a parking lot converted to social space and food production, and garden spaces. Social and co-op management features of interest will also be discussed. (It's not clear if any individual apartments are on the tour.)
Pretty photos: https://www.willardcdixon.com/east-blair-housing-co-op
Website & history: http://www.eastblairhousingcooperative.org/Home/history
NOTE: This tour will be preceded by an 11am bike tour (cars can follow behind) of six sustainable sites in the Horn Lane/River Road area, including Dharmalaya (www.dharmalaya.org). The 11am tour will begin & end at Rosetta Park, Benjamin and Evergreen. We've made a separate event for that one.
Lovely 3-minute video of Dharmalaya (with Rob Bolman cameo): https://vimeo.com/130938596