Membership Application

The form below is the first part of the application process. In addition to this we ask that you attend a minimum of two dinners and a meeting, visit both houses, and be our friend.

Please complete this application honestly and thoroughly. Make it interesting! Your application will be read by all the current co-op members. We know that you’re more complex than words on a page, but try to give us a sense of who you are.

We will not discriminate based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, familial status, occupation, income, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Please note that fields marked with a * are required.


Email Address*

Snail Mail Address*

Phone Number*

Permanent Address
If different from Snail Mail

Which house do you hope to move into?*
Ol' Wondermoth (208 North St)Plankton House (126 Fargo Ave)Undecided

When would you ideally like to move in?*
Date MUST be in the format "06/01/2017" (MM/DD/YYYY).

What is your anticipated length of stay?*
(You might want to note that we ask for a one year lease)

How long would you like us to keep your application on file?*
Date MUST be in the format "06/01/2017" (MM/DD/YYYY).

How did you hear about us?*
We really like to know this one to help us better find awesome house members!

Please provide references for your two most recent living situations.*
If unavailable, please explain. If prior housing is a dorm, include dorm and RA name.

Demographic Info

This is to let us know who we appeal to so we can further expand our outreach.

Please select the appropriate income range.*
This is important for our status as a provider of affordable housing. Please let us know which category describes your annual (yearly) gross income. You may be asked to provide proof of income later in the application process.
Less than or equal to $26,950Between $26,951 and $32,340Between $32,341 and $43,050Above $43,050

If you are a student, what year are you?
Feel free to also include what school you attend and what your area of study is.

Fun Get to Know You Questions

These will help us get a feel for who you are.

Why are you considering the co-op? What expectations do you have from living at Nickel City?*

Do you have any allergies you want us to know about?

Do you...*
Smoke?Have pets? (We recognize that service animals are not pets)None of the above

What is your favorite joke?*

Do you have any questions you'd like to ask us?
About the application, the house, finances, anything. Go nuts. We can further discuss your enquiries in person or via e-mail.

The next step…

…is to come to dinner! We ask for two dinners and a meeting as a minimum chance to get to know you in person. At the meeting we will conduct the second half of the application process, which will involve some more conversational questions about things like conflict resolution, diversity, cooking and cleaning, and your interests or skills. We’ll also have time to discuss any questions that you have about the co-op.