Experience living in the heart of Oakland while being just 20 minutes away from San Francisco. Whether you’re a commuter or a local, our Downtown Oakland community has something for you.The Home
Our community is housed within the historic Julia Morgan YWCA building. We share the building with the Envision Academy, a charter school located on the first three floors. Spread out across the two upper floors are 65 bedrooms, two large kitchens, and spacious communal areas to enhance your coliving experience. Visit our virtual tour below for a better experience.
The home has ample spaces that help foster community. Cook up a feast in our industrial kitchens and serve it up in the dining hall. Looking to unwind? Head to the top floor lounge to pop on a movie or open up a board game.
Your own suite
Each room is outfitted with all of the essentials including a queen or full-sized bed, nightstand, lamp, and closet or wardrobe. Your room features a door outfitted with a keyless locking device ensuring that your security and privacy are top of mind.Downtown Oakland combines vibrant art and nightlife with Oakland's civic center. From bar hopping down Telegraph to picnicking at Lake Merritt, you'll never run out of things to do.
Whether you're grabbing a beer at Drake’s Dealership or checking out a concert at The Fox Theater, you'll be walking distance from it all. Catch live music and local art at First Fridays on Telegraph every month.
No need to sweat over your daily commute! BART can get you to the FiDi or Downtown Berkeley in under 20 minutes while AC Transit is there to get you anywhere else you need to be in the East Bay.
Your monthly membership fee includes a few things: your suite rent (which is the base rent for your private space) plus an impact cost ( all utilities, streaming services, and internet), comfort cost (weekly cleanings, stocked consumables, and furnishings), and communal costs (experience and event programming). If you have a short or mid length term agreement, you may have a flex fee as well. We try to stagger when members come up for renewal, so the flex fee may vary as a result of a few factors like seasonality.
We highly recommend touring any suite you might be interested in to make sure it is a good fit for your desired living accommodations. Rooms can vary in size and amenities, making some more comfortable for sharing than others. Each suite has either a queen or full sized bed, and we do not provide separate beds. Please note that the communal fees for furnishings, shared consumables, and utilities (but not your suite rent) increase with each adult living in your suite with you.
Of course, this is your home! While overnight guests are welcome, you should follow your community's House Rules on maximum stays for guests. As a matter of common courtesy, please do your best to let your fellow community members know if you plan to have a guest stay for more than one night (especially in smaller groups or communities). Like any community member, your guests should be respectful of the community’s shared spaces and follow the House Rules. Ultimately, you're responsible for their actions so choose your friends wisely.
If something comes up and you need to terminate your agreement, we require 30 days’ notice. You will be responsible to pay your rent for the last 30 days as well as an early termination fee which is calculated as $20 multiplied by the number of days remaining on the term of your agreement.
With few exceptions, your membership fee will not change without your written consent. However, rates may change when you come up for renewal, as permitted under local rent ordinances. You’ll be notified at least 30 days in advance if your rent is going to increase.
Yes! Of course, it depends on the availability of the place you’d like to transfer to, and your new agreement would be subject to the terms and conditions of the requested unit. There are a few other things you’ll need to complete before a transfer can happen, so please reach out to your community manager to discuss your transfer.
The weekday quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am, and 12am to 9am on weekends. As with any shared housing scenario, the golden rule is just to be respectful of others in your community and not wake them up or disturb them if they’re trying to have a quiet night. Just like other House Rules, serious or continued violations of the quiet hours policy is a breach of your rental agreement.
Your room comes furnished with all of the essentials including a bed frame, queen or full sized Tuff & Needle mattress, nightstand, lamp, and rug. If your room doesn’t feature a closet, we’ll provide a standing wardrobe as well. Additional things like bedding, dresser or desk can be ordered through our Helping Hands offerings.
It varies by community and city. Currently we do not have parking at any of our SF communities, but not to worry as all of our SF homes are centrally located to public transit. Since LA is such a car-centric city, we have parking at each building that can be added on to your membership at each of our LA locations.
Each of our communities has its own personality and amenities, but communal space is at the focus of all of them! All have comfortable community living rooms with games and full kitchens, but they can also have things like backyards, spas, and awesome rooftop vibes. You can check out the full breakdown of the features in our homes on each of their webpages. Just click either Los Angeles or San Francisco to access all of our community pages!
We absolutely do! Helping Hands are additional services that we offer to make your life just a little easier! Choose from services like storage, room cleanings, fresh bedding, and furniture rentals. Need a TV or artwork hung up? Let us know!
Typically there are about 6-8 events per month in each city. Starcity events are a great way to meet members within your community, and also from the other communities. Everyone is encouraged to attend and provide feedback on events as this is inclusive of your membership. Our communities have enjoyed a variety of different events including health & wellness classes, volunteering activities, creative courses, sports outings and more!
Of course, we welcome Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals. Please be aware that you must provide us with a copy of your physician’s recommendation dated within the last 12 months and up-to-date vaccination records. Regardless of the categorization of the animal, you are solely responsible for the actions, health, and safety of your animal, and indemnify and hold us harmless for any and all issues arising from your animal’s presence in the House.
Before you can get your keys and access codes, we require first month’s (prorated based on your move in date) rent plus your security deposit. If you’re starting your term in the last 10 days of a month, you’ll be required to pay the prorated amount plus one full month that will be credited toward your next month’s rent.
To start, there’s a $5 application fee to cover a background check for each suite occupant. We’ll also need income verification documents such as your most recent pay stub, 3 months of bank statements showing all income, or an offer letter. For our C1 community in Marina Del Rey, we will also complete a credit check.
We’ve detailed the measures we are taking in all communities on this Covid 19 response section of this website. We will continue to closely monitor any new updates from the CDC and local officials to make sure we evolve our approach as new information becomes available.
In the unfortunate case that a member has been financially impacted by COVID-19, our Community Directors are dedicated to working with each member on a case-by-case basis to ensure the best resolution is met.
In the era of physical distancing, there’s never been a better time to take advantage of online technology.
Many properties offer Virtual Tours using 3D photos/videos. If you need to see the place, residents or hosts, you may schedule a tour after submitting a Booking Request or the Ask a Question under.
Coliving.com will transfer your rent and deposit to the host 24h after you move in.
The deposit is refunded directly by the host within 30 days of the lease end date.
The deposit will be returned in full if you have no pending charges, and have followed the check-out process.