MSU Student Housing Cooperative

The MSU Student Housing Cooperative (MSU SHC) is a non-profit, autonomous organization providing an affordable off-campus housing option to students and the Greater Lansing community. There are more than 240 members in our 17 houses. Houses vary from 5 to 29 members, each with their own character and history. Our name honors our historical affiliation with Michigan State University, where we remain a registered student organization. However, we operate independently from the university with additional requirements and guidelines for membership.

Wanna live here from August 2020-August 2021? Apply now. Room Availability has been posted for next year!

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Members: 24 (10 singles, 6 non-singles)
Approx. cost: Single-$559/mo Non-single-$414/mo
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: 5
Mealplan: 4 nights, vegetarian option
Refrigerators: 1 (walk-in)
Laundry: 2 washers, 2 dryers
Common Areas: Living room, dining room, kitchen, basement
Highlights: Original woodwork, large porch, walk-in refrigerator, bike shed, recycling room
Bus Line: #24 and #26 CATA Lines
Nearby Locations: MSU Union, CVS Pharmacy, Hopcat
Blocks from campus: 2

Howland is an intentional community of family-oriented individuals who place emphasis on developing meaningful relationships with one another. Within this community, we strive to support and care for one another, communicate effectively, always use consent, and collaborate to reach our highest potential. We maintain the mindset that everyone is on the same level and ensure that all voices are heard. Overall, the members of Howland enjoy sharing everyday life together in our Big Blue home.

Interested? Apply to the SHC first by clicking here. Then contact Lexi , the Membership Officer, at