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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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Sold Out: Affordable housing at risk

New documentary 'Sold Out:  Affordable housing at risk' shares tenant's stories, lifts up solutions to the loss of social housing. The video is the all too familiar story of displaced tenants in US cities put out into a housing m ...Read More

Community United States of America
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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 a group of people w ...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. Read More

Financing and Development Canada
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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).Read More

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.Read More

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.Read More

Community United Kingdom
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The Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade and its Special Application to the Housing Sector

The Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade is a worldwide campaign to “take the co-operative way of doing business to a new level”. The five key elements of the Blueprint are participation, sustainability, identity, legal frameworks and capital. The Blueprint is particularly relevant to co-operative housing and the Blueprint interpretation for co-operative housing below explains how.Read More

Governance Global
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Guide to Developing New Co-operative Homes in the UK

New-Co-operative-and-Community-led-Homes-2017 is a basic guide for community groups, local authorities, housing associations, housing co-operatives and others in the UK who are interested in exploring the development of new co-operative and community-led homes.Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Co-operative Housing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Co-operative Success

This Co-operative Housing Toolbox is designed for use by housing cooperative boards of directors, resident members and co-op partners. It defines what a cooperative is, highlights the history of the cooperative movement, explains how co-ops are managed and governed, explores what co-op members can do to recognise and weed out problems early on and provides guidelines that allow the best elements of cooperative living to take root and grow.Read More

Financing and Development United States of America
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