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Housing Co-operatives Worldwide

Housing Europe, the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing produced a report in 2017 that reflects the state of the housing sector in the continent with detailed statistics on each member country, case studies, policy updates, housing trends and analysis of the interaction of housing policies and EU policies.

 CHI is collaborating with Urbamonde to share best practices in community-led housing via the Platform for the Production of Social Habitat where housing groups enter information in a digital platform on how they got their collaborative housing off the ground.

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


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Norwegians are members of housing co-operatives


Polish citizens live in co-operatives


Housing co-operative organisations in the UK

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In order to comply with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect 24 May, we are consolidating our contact database with that of our parent organisation, the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). You can subscribe to the ICA’s monthly newsletter, Co-operative Insider, and stay updated on the latest news about the International Co-operative Alliance, its regions & sectors and the co-operative movement. For housing updates make sure to choose “Housing” in “Your activity area/sector” section of the signup form.

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    April 2018 – Trailblazing Women in Housing Co-operatives

    For centuries women have been fighting for housing rights and many have turned to the co-operative model to provide security of tenure, affordability, and opportunities for member involvement. In this issue, we are featuring trail ...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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    Fall 2017

    CHI Elections Conferences and Events Membership News Country Profiles CHI Elections CHI Board of Directors at ICA 2015 Congress in Antalya, Turkey.   The position of President and five at-large positions are up for election at C ...Read More

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