Casa Shalom Housing Cooperative is an affordable, intentional community where residents share resources and responsibilities and spend time together for the sake of building significant supportive relationships and outreach connections to the neighborhood. We are a group of people mixed in ages, race, culture and socio-economic status yet have common values and goals.
Some guidelines for membership include:
- Commitment to working toward living in community with other like minded families.
- Commitment to always respecting one’s neighbors in the community.
- Commitment to sharing the common work responsibilities of the community.
- Commitment to resolve differences between neighbors in a peaceful and loving way with reconciliation as a priority.
Preferential consideration for membership is given to those referred by existing community members, to those who have demonstrated involvement with ECM/ELM or another community entity, those who are renting in the La Mesa/Trumbull area, and those who are currently experiencing housing hardships. The final decision as to membership is determined by the board of Casa Shalom HC on the advice of the community.