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Housing Cooperatives Worldwide

Housing cooperatives exist on all continents in many different formats. You can find out more about cooperative housing by entering the name of a country below or by hovering over the Housing Co-operatives Worldwide interactive map.

CHI is collaborating with Urbamonde to share best practices in community-led housing via the Co-Habitat Network where collaborative housing groups and their support actors can enter details on development, financing, management and more in a digital platform.


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    Community Land Trusts in England:…

    Research United Kingdom

    The aim of this masters thesis by Dave Smith is to establish an emerging, consistent typology that could be termed an ‘English Community Land Trust’ – one distinct from that of other affordable housing providers; congruen ...Read More

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    Logement abordable : profils de…

    Advocacy Global

    Par cette publication, nous souhaitons ouvrir le débat sur le logement en tant que droit fondamental et enjeu métropolitain, en mettant en lumière l’expérience de grandes métropoles et dans l’espoir d’inspirer des idées nouvelles pour aborder cet enjeu absolument fondamental de l’urbanisation moderne.Read More

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    MOBA Network

    Advocacy Europe

    MOBA is a network that meets regularly to build the necessary pool of expertise, capacities and (financial) instruments to launch cooperative housing pilot projects in the central European region.Read More

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Norwegians are members of housing cooperatives


Polish citizens live in cooperatives


Housing cooperative organisations in the UK


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    Cooperative Housing International – The Year in Review

    2018 was a busy year for CHI, involving many partnerships with various housing partners throughout the world. The first collaboration was in June with Housing Europe where we held our spring board meeting in conjunction with the ...Read More

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    April 2018 – Trailblazing Women in Housing Cooperatives

    For centuries women have been fighting for housing rights and many have turned to the cooperative model to provide security of tenure, affordability, and opportunities for member involvement. In this issue, we are featuring trailb ...Read More

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    December 2017

    At its Plenary at the ICA congress in Kuala Lumpur in November, the following board members were acclaimed: Anders Lago from HSB, Sweden as President; Guido Schwarzendahl from GdW, Germany as Vice-President; Blase Lambert from CCH ...Read More

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  • 13 Oct

    Cooperative Housing International Board Meeting

    Kigali Convention Centre KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda

    The next meeting of the CHI Board will take place on October 13 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda.  More information will be posted closer to the meeting. ...Read More

  • 13 Oct

    CHI 2019 Elections

    Kigali Convention Centre KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda

    CHI is looking for board members. Elections are coming up in October and we are currently recruiting candidates. Please submit your CV and a short essay on your vision for CHI and why you think you are a good candidate. We are loo ...Read More

  • 14 Oct

    International Cooperative Alliance – Cooperatives for Development Global Conference & General Assembly

    Kigali Conference Center, KG 2 Roundabout, Kimihurura, Kigali, Rwanda

      The next annual conference of the International Cooperative Alliance 'Cooperatives for Development' will celebrate cooperatives’ vital contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference will be structured aroun ...Read More

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