The University Cooperative Housing Association (UCHA) provides reasonable-cost housing to qualified students, visiting scholars and faculty of UCLA and other nearby educational institutions. We are located just two blocks from campus and have been serving the UCLA community for around seventy years.
The Co-op offers an exceptional opportunity to meet students from the United States and from around the world, and become involved in community and university activities. We are an independent organization run by and for the students who live here. We rely on the participation of our membership to make this a successful alternative to high-cost apartments, residence halls, fraternities and sororities.
UCHA was incorporated in 1938 to provide reasonable-cost housing for those who might not be able to afford other alternatives while attending UCLA. The Co-Op owes its success to many generations of students and staff who have worked together and contribute to the continuation of this unique housing organization.more info
The Co-op has a variety of facilities available for the use of its members. Study rooms, laundry rooms, a computer room, TV rooms, piano, ping-pong and foosball tables are all available. In addition, UCLA's Sunset Recreation Center, with tennis courts, an Olympic size swimming pool and sauna, is only three blocks away.
The Co-op is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the general membership. The Board, along with the Executive Director and staff members, handles issues such as policies and day to day operations. The Membership Committee is another elected body at UCHA which oversees the procedural aspects such as membership status, and elections.
The Co-op hires limited full-time staff to help facilitate the day-to-day operation of the organization. Every member is responsible for performing one four-hour chore shift per week. The types of chore shifts available include: Facilities, kitchen, office, mail sorting, gardening, computer room, security, social events etc.
Accommodation includes double rooms, triples, suites, and singles. Unlike students at the UCLA residence halls, Co-op members choose their room and room-mates. Once you've moved into a room through the official "bump" process you may remain in that room until you decide to apply for another. All rooms are furnished.