Qumbya Housing Cooperative 

Welcome to Qumbya Housing Cooperative! We are an affordable, community-oriented, group-equity housing cooperative on the South Side of Chicago. Qumbya currently comprises about 50 members in three Houses: Bowers, Concord, and Haymarket. We have been building democratic community since 1988.

Each House provides private bedrooms, community kitchen, dining, living, and bathrooms. Dinner (or brunch) is prepared by the members seven days a week, and the kitchens are always fully stocked. All decisions about the operations of the House, from what appliances to buy to which new members to admit, are made by the residents at weekly House Meetings through a consensus-based process. Each house has wireless internet, garden space, curious histories, work/tool rooms, and lots of friendly folks.

If you are interested in living with us, you can learn more about the four different Houses on this site, and then follow this link to start the application process.  Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages.

If you are interested in organizing a new co-op house, we would love to be of assistance. You can reach our staff person at: staff@qumbya.com or (773) 609-5450.


Our Houses