University of Sussex Students Union, Falmer House, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QF

Welcome to SEASALT Housing Co-operative

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About us

'Our vision is of a student led initiative for affordable housing, democratic living and long term sustainability'

Founded in 2018, we are a student housing co-operative based in Brighton.  As a housing co-operative, property is owned and managed by its residents, putting an end to unresponsive landlords, poor quality housing and spiraling rents. We have a wide variety of interests but principally, we focus on housing justice, social justice, fairer more democratic economics and environmental + sustainability campaigns

We have raised over £336,000 to buy our first house through a share offer with Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust (BHCLT).  We hope to move our first students in by September 2021 so if you are interested in living or volunteering with us then please see our get involved/live with us page! Overall, we are working towards creating the first Student housing co-operative in the South East.  

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While studying at university, Simin found renting from private landlords frustrating and costly. She wanted to live differently - so decided to make a change...

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The nature of student housing needs to be reconsidered. The Seasalt Housing Co-operative, set up in 2018 by students at the universities of Brighton and Sussex is...

A Community group determined to tackle high rents has raised more than £300,000 to buy its first property for a student housing co-op...

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Tired of Greedy Landlords, Students Are Setting Up Housing Co-ops.


After a wave of rent strikes, growing numbers of students are giving up on the private rented sector altogether...

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