How much does it cost to live at Praxis?
Praxis residents pay a one-time deposit followed by two monthly fees: a Monthly Rent and a Monthly Resident Fee. Our Rent payments cover Praxis’ fixed costs (primarily our lease to the ICA) while our Resident Fees cover groceries (shared among household), internet, maintenance costs, and utilities. To make Praxis affordable for families, there are different rates for adults and children.
The Monthly Rent is $490/room for adults and $75/room for children. The Monthly Resident Fee is $160/resident for adults and $90/child for children. For most residents, living in a single room, this is $650/month in total. A child with their own room is $165/month.
What is expected of residents of Praxis?
Residents contribute 4-5 hours weekly to chores, such as dishes, laundry, cooking dinner, cleaning, and administrative tasks. Members are expected to attend meetings every two weeks.
Do you all do activism together?
No. We have communal dinners and do some other activities as a house, such as reading groups and movie nights. Other socializing and political organizing may happen organically in small groups.
Do you accept couples and/or families?
Praxis welcomes applications from individuals wishing to live together in Praxis as well, such as couples, people with children, long-term roommates, etc.
Individuals seeking a joint contract will have their applications evaluated independently of one other.
Residents sharing one room are responsible for their combined Resident Fees (to cover their combined food costs, utility costs, etc.) but only one Monthly Rent.
For example, two adults sharing one room must together meet a total monthly cost of $810, from one Monthly Rent of $490 per room and two Monthly Resident Fees of $160 per resident.
The Monthly Rent and Resident Fees are discounted for children. The monthly cost for a child with their own room is $165. The total monthly cost for an adult and a child sharing a room is $740.
Are pets allowed?
We only accept pets that can be safely confined to your room, such as reptiles in terrariums or fish.
What is the drug/alcohol policy?
There are no illegal drugs allowed in Praxis. Alcohol is allowed, but it is not to be left unattended in public spaces.