As the minimum wage is nowhere near the cost of renting an two bedroom apartment, it might be tempting for some to look into cooperative housing. But this is very tricky business. Chances of it working are far more likely: a) if members move in as part of a community that already has a political or spiritual commitment, and; b) all members have been trained in communicating through consensus. Research shows most coops go on the rocks because of internal communications problem. This article also offer many tips on what to do if you want to start a housing coop.