MSU Student Housing Cooperative

The Michigan State University Student Housing Cooperative (MSU SHC) is a non-profit organization providing a low-cost housing option for students at MSU and surrounding schools. There are more than 200 members in 15 houses across the East Lansing area. Houses vary from five to 29 members, each with their own character and history. 

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Toad Lane

Members: 5 (1 single, 2 non-singles)
Approx. cost: Single-$540/mo Non-single-$403/mo
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Mealplan: No
Refrigerators: 1
Laundry: 1 washer, 1 dryer
Common Areas: Living room, kitchen, dining room
Highlights: Large front porch, hardwood floors
Bus Line: #1 CATA
Nearby Locations: Berkey Hall, Espresso Royale, The Peanut Barrel (bar), MSUFCU
Blocks from campus: 2

415 Ann

Interested? Apply to the SHC first by clicking here. Then contact Andra, Toad's Membership Officer, at 


This house was bought by SHC in 1980 through the HUD loan, and was part of New Community Co-op for several years. Eventually, SHC began renting out the house, often to former co-op members. In 1995, the house re-opened as a cozy five-member co-op.Because it is so small, all of the members generally take officer positions as well as performing house labor. This builds strong community in the SHC's smallest house!

As of next year(2017-2018 Contract Year), Toad Lane will accommodate folks who are seeking a substance-free space within our Cooperative system. If you are in need or interested in substance-free housing, Toad Lane may be for you! For details on what it means for the house to be substance-free, please contact our Vice President of Membership at or Toad Lane's current Membership Officer (listed above).