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Sojouner Truth Co-op
1507 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734 / 998-0712
The Truth House is a co-op; when you move into the house, you literally become its co-owner. Traditionally, Truth has been home to a diverse group of people - graduate and undergraduate students from every corner of the globe.
Living at Truth feels a lot like being a part of a large family. There is always something going on: a party in the common room, a pool game, or a movie screening. But, nobody will disturb if you need to study: the rooms are quiet, and the lounge downstairs has several computers and a laser printer for you to use.
Of course, as in any family, there is some work to be done, and "Truthies" tackle that work together. Everybody pitches in a couple of hours a week to keep things running smoothly. That way, you can always expect a hearty dinner to be served, dishes to be washed, and floors to be cleaned.
Because there is no landlord, the house fees are substantially lower than those of private apartments. Plus, you get a lot of perks: free food, cable, high-speed internet... and 51 great friends, of course!
ICC, the organization that unites all the co-ops around the University of Michigan, has two pages (here and here) that outline some of the amenities that Truth features. Recently, we've added a few more items to that list:
- 4 brand-new washers and dryers
- a great sound system for the dining room
- 2 HP computers with LCD monitors (in addition to the Macs that we already have)
As you can see, a great place to live is getting even better!
If you'd like to know more, email Mandi, the House President, or give us a call at 734 / 998-0712. If you are coming over, you might need directions.