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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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Communities Over Commodities-People-Driven Alternatives to an Unjust Housing System

The Right To The City Alliance seeks to create regional and national impacts in housing, human rights, urban land, community development, civic engagement, criminal justice, immigrant rights and environmental justice. Right To … Read More

Advocacy United States of America
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Self-Managed Cooperative Housing by Mutual-Assistance as Introduced in Central America between 2004 and 2016; the Attractiveness of the ‘FUCVAM’ Model of Uruguay

This paper, written by International Urban Planer/Housing Researcher, Jan Bredenoord, discusses the importance of cooperative housing through mutual assistance and collective ownership in Latin America. Cooperative housing is a form of self-managed … Read More

Community Uruguay
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Housing in Uruguay

Architect, Alma Varela describes the dynamic processes for low-income housing in Uruguay. Alma Varela is Co-Director of Estudio Pons + Varela, designing and developing “Paperback Project” for Low-income Housing, prized and sponsored by … Read More

Financing and Development Uruguay
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Building homes, creating communities, changing lives: A strategy for scaling up and maximising impact 2017-2021

Wales needs more homes, particularly homes that are affordable for people on low to middle incomes. Welsh Government has committed to delivering 20,000 affordable homes during the current Welsh Government term. Building … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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More than Housing – Baugenossenschaft mehr als wohnen

How will we live tomorrow? This question, which is essential to every housing project yet rarely addressed in practice, was posed at the beginning of a developmental process of several years that … Read More

Financing and Development Switzerland
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Finalist World Habitat Awards 2017: Düzce Hope Homes

Düzce Hope Homes is the result of a 15 year rights-based struggle in Northern Turkey. A co-operative was set-up to fight for the right to housing to be extended to tenants – … Read More

Financing and Development Turkey
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Community-led Housing: a Key Role for Local Authorities

Community-led Housing: a key Role for Local Authorities by the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network illustrates why and how municipal authorities across the UK are enabling and supporting Community-Led Housing.  The Housing Commission … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Habicoop – French Federation of Housing Co-operatives

Habicoop, who is it? The original association was created 12 years ago. It became the French Federation of Housing Cooperatives in 2015 and federates about twenty cooperatives. What’s a housing cooperative? Its … Read More

Financing and Development France
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You Don’t Need to Buy that House

Article in The Walrus (Apr 21, 2017) on the housing affordability crisis in Canada’s two major cities and how collective and decisive government action around housing affordability is crucial.

Financing and Development Canada
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