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Resources

Welcome to Co-operative Housing International’s resources section. In this section you will find up-to-date information from around the world. We aim to give housing co-ops tools and resources required for their work and to keep you informed on issues affecting housing.

If you have a resource to share please email info@chi.coop.
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Towards an International Platform

This video features six organisations that are coming together to create the urbaMonde Platform of Social Production of Habitat, aiming to give a voice to the people who create new innovative housing solutions on a grassroots level. Organizations involved: Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR), Habitat International Coalition (HIC), Co-operative Housing International (CHI), Grounded Solutions Network (GSN), Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF).

Community Switzerland
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Tools and Instruments to Support Community-led Housing: an International Perspective

This video captures a roundtable discussion on community-led housing, access to land, technical assistance, finance and examples of successful policies and collaborations, bottlenecks and challenges. in Geneva, Switzerland, March 2017. The roundtable discussion was part of a three-day planning meeting for the urbaMonde Social Production of Habitat Platform.

Community Switzerland
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What Is Co-operative and Mutual Housing?

No two co-operative and mutual housing schemes are the same. Part of what makes it successful is its ability to enable local people to develop housing in the way that is right for them.

Community Global
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How To Start A Housing Co-op

Housing cooperatives are defined primarily by their legal structure: coop members own the housing collectively through shares in an organisation, rather than individually, as with a condo. Residents also govern the housing democratically, either directly or through elected representatives. Not just for students, coops can be home to support groups of low-income families, artists, elderly, disabled, and people with a common purpose

Community United States of America
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Co-operators

Cooperators is a collection of contributions by members and staff writing about their experiences of co-operation and co-operatives. Without co-operators there are no co-operatives. Most of the contributors are involved with housing … Read More

Community Australia
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Students and Housing Cooperatives

Student housing cooperatives have become very popular in the USA and many of these housing co-operatives are members of organizations such as NASCO. Unlike a resident who acquires shares at market rates … Read More

Community Global
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TEDx – Co-housing: Community at its Best

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live in a place where you’re surrounded by a supportive network of neighbors who share with you the joys and sorrows of … Read More

Community United States of America
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The Phoenix, South East Housing Co-operative in Australia

South East Housing Co-operative in Victoria, Australia was founded through a merger of four co-operatives in 2000.  They sought to consolidate community assets and ensure members would have control over an efficent … Read More

Community Australia
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Community and Mutual Home Ownership: A Historical Review – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report surveys the history of community and mutual ownership and considers the implications for policy and practice in this area. In recent years, policy-makers have identified community and mutual ownership as making … Read More

Community United Kingdom
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