About Us

Madison Community Cooperative is a federation of 11 housing cooperatives in Madison, Wisconsin. To find out more about MCC cooperative houses, visit the co-ops page for a listing and a map of where housing cooperatives are located in Madison. If you are interested in membershipping, check the available openings.


Lothlorien's Living Room

Mission Statement

Our mission is 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.

MCC has made a commitment to look deeper at it’s work for social and housing justice. This work plan will be a road map for the Change Team to continue to lead MCC’s board, staff and members in an ongoing process of gradual transformation.


Friends' Living Room


In 1968, eight representatives of cooperatives in Madison came back from a co-op conference in Washington, D.C., and decided that they wanted to combine their strength to form an umbrella organization that would provide stability and better services to their members. That federation became Madison Community Cooperative, which has gone through many changes in membership and direction over the past four decades.