Come home to Ash Street
Ash Street is the friendliest housing cooperative in Illinois! Members enjoy a country-like atmosphere while only minutes from downtown Chicago in the beautiful south suburbs. Ash Street Cooperative offers the financial benefits of home ownership without the worries of maintenance, all at a low monthly cost of living! Experience more home for less money with us here in Park Forest, Illinois.
Community living at its best
One Membership = One Home
Ash Street Cooperative is an Illinois Not-for-profit business that offers Membership Certificates, in the form of homes, as stock in their company. As a Member, you are entitled to live in the home of your choosing until you sell your "share" when you choose to move out. With budget-friendly monthly fees and worry-free maintenance, Ash Street is the ideal place to establish roots.
Ash Street's focus is to provide quality Memberships, at affordable prices, while nurturing a community spirit among the members that call Ash Street home. Ash Street is unlike other communities in that the collective members set the rules, make decisions and set forth committees. This sharing of common interests and goals ensures the neighborhood remains safe, organized and preserved for generations to come.
Why Choose a Housing Cooperative?
Once you finish paying for your co-op, it's yours until you sell it. When you sell it, the money you earn back is all yours. It's like investing in yourself while simply living in your home!
Budget-Friendly Monthly Fees
Skyrocket rent prices can wreak havoc on your monthly budget. With our consistent, low monthly fees, you can rest assured your home AND budget are cared for. Monthly fees also cover co-op-wide maintenance, your portion of taxes and trash pick-up.
Don't own a lawn mower? No problem! We handle all lawn and tree care for you PLUS snow removal during winter in all the common areas!
Compared to owning your home, cooperative living provides you with the peace of mind that almost all maintenance problems will be handled by staff, at little to no cost to you. Heater out? No problem. 24 hour emergency maintenance.
One of the challenges of owning your own single-family home is coming up with the property tax money twice per year. Our monthly fees automatically pay for your portion of property taxes, so no surprise financial burden.
Your monthly fees also cover all capital expenses. When your building needs a new roof, you aren't responsible for extra costs.
“I've been living here for 12 years and can't say enough good about it. The homes are spacious. Maintenance is always quick to handle my repairs. And the office staff is the best! I have always felt like I was a part of a bigger family here.”
— Monica B. July 2019