Social Justice Center

Madison Community Cooperative

Madison Community Cooperative (MCC) started in 1969 and now operates eleven housing cooperatives located in Madison’s downtown and near Eastside neighborhoods. Each cooperative house in MCC follows a group living model. Everyone has their own bedroom, and everyone shares kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms with the other members of the house. Houses make decisions as a group about many things.  


MCC strives to improve the Madison community by providing low-cost, not-for- profit cooperative housing for very low to moderate income people and to be inclusive of underrepresented and marginalized groups of the community.  


Living in a co-op is a great way to cut down on daily expenses, to be part of an active community, and to teach and learn valuable skills. Living in a co-op is also a way to decrease your impact on the environment. Most houses strive to be conscious of the impact their behaviors and purchase decisions have on our planet’s natural resources.  


MCC just purchased a new property downtown and is in the process of transforming from a privately-owned multifamily residence into a cooperative.