The Raise-Op housing cooperative is a new organization in Lewiston-Auburn that offers democratically controlled housing to its members and organizes residents to build equity for themselves and the greater community.
Read more about our mission and principles.
News and Updates
March 30th, 2016
We are pleased to announce that we have purchased our third building, located on Pierce Street in downtown Lewiston. It is almost directly between The Root Cellar and the site where the St. Laurent development is beginning new construction! The property includes 9 residential apartments. We are currently planning improvements to the property.
Tenant for Commercial Space
If you know of anyone who may be interested in renting (for a good price) approximately 900sqft of retail space with an additional 1,000 sqft of basement storage, please let us know. We will be redeveloping this commercial space as well, so renovations can potentially be customized to the tenant's needs. Renovations on both properties will begin this summer and likely go into late fall/winter. More details here.
Applications for New Members
We are always accepting online applications for membership and they are processed in the order they are received. We will not begin interviewing prospective members until we have habitable and vacant units to lease. Currently, the Raise-Op has no vacant units to offer.