Cooperatives, also known as co-ops, are organizations that are owned by their members and are operated democratically. Co-ops in San Francisco are listed below.
- Other Avenues
- Rainbow Grocery
- Red Vic Movie House
- Yellow Cab Cooperative
- Modern Times Bookstore
- Arizmendi Bakery
- Box Dog Bikes
- Electric Embers
Cohousing, another form of cooperative housing, involves some individual ownership along with commonly held property that is used for community meals, gardening and play space, spa/saunas, and other mutually satisfying purposes.
- Hidden Creek Cohousing - Oakland
- Mariposa Grove Community - Oakland
- North Oakland Cohousing - Oakland
- San Mateo Ecovillage - San Mateo
- Triple Point Cohousing - Oakland
- Swan's Market Cohousing - Oakland
- The San Francisco Bay Area Cooperative Housing Directory (a wiki!) can be found here.
- The Network of Bay Area Workers Cooperatives (NoBAWC) is an organization that supports the efforts of cooperatives in the Bay Area. Its website contains a list of nearby worker co-ops.
- East Bay Cohousing provides outreach, community, and education to groups interested in creating cohousing in the Urban East Bay. See its website for details.