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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Co-op?

A Co-op is where people come together with a common cause or idea and share their resources towards achieving this end. Co-ops are most commonly member-owned. UCHA is a housing co-op, but there are other kinds as well, such as day-care, credit unions, grocery markets, and dining.

How is the student billed that does not attend UCLA?

 UCHA operates according to the UCLA undergraduate school schedule. As such, all members, regardless of their school's schedule, are responsible for all payments due for each contracted period, which is the UCLA quarter. In other words, if the non-UCLA member's school schedule should end mid-quarter, that member would still be responsible for room and board payments until the end of the quarter.

What is the policy on the break periods and do I have to re-apply each quarter?

Members continuing to the next quarter may stay on the premises during break periods for no extra fee, but are still required to perform their chore and other obligations. Food  is typically served during this period as a courtesy, although the schedule is often modified per staff availability.


Members not staying for the next quarter must move out at the end of the quarter. Members leaving during the break  will be charged a daily rate for late check-out. All members who have not moved out prior to the beginning of the following quarter are then obligated for the entire quarter.  Contracts are quarterly and automatically renew for staying members.

Are pets allowed?

Sorry, no pets are allowed on UCHA premises.

Do I need insurance?

Health Insurance: Prospective members should know that as the cost of Health Care in the United States is expensive, it is advised to consider obtaining health insurance as recommended by the institute you are planning to attend. Or if you choose to waive this option, then on the alternative, consider a comprehensive insurance policy that includes (but not limited to), emergency care, doctor's services, inpatient & outpatient hospital care, basic surgical procedures, prescription drug coverage, mental health service, vision care and dental care.

Other Insurance: The UCHA also does not assume responsibily for any personal injury or property damage or loss of property or damage to personal property/items caused by any source. As such, the member is advised to obtain his/her own insurance as necessary, while in residence at the UCHA.

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