We would like to welcome the Union of Housing Cooperatives in Palestine (PUHC) as a full member of CHI. PUHC seeks to support the collective efforts of individuals and/or groups from the middle to low-income strata to obtain decent housing. The Federation aspires to contribute to guaranteeing the right of Palestinians to live decently and to strengthen the ability of Palestinians to maintain their land by enabling them to build on all Palestinian territories. PUHC has a project with We Effect to create suitable housing for low-income people.
Member societies: 30 cooperatives
Individual members: 1,667 (of which 543 are female)
Did you know that, as a member of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), you can participate in Cooperative Housing International (CHI) for no additional fee? Alternatively, you can designate one of your members to participate in CHI on your behalf.
Cooperative Housing International promotes, encourages and helps in the establishment of housing cooperatives in transitional economies, and in developing and developed countries. It strengthens and encourages good governance principles and fosters an inclusive cooperative culture.
CHI holds education and training events for the sharing of best practices in cooperative housing and encourages partnership initiatives among its members and with other cooperatives to access financial capital and technical assistance.
Members elect and are eligible for board of director and committee positions who in turn help to define CHI’s priorities. CHI’s leadership also helps to develop a framework which will lead to the growth of cooperative housing solutions.
By using the capacity of the ICA, CHI can increase the influence of housing cooperatives at the global, regional and sectoral levels. Housing cooperatives are more important now than ever and it is by thinking and acting collectively that we can demonstrate the power of the cooperative movement. Involvement in CHI makes the housing sector stronger and more effective. Visit our website for more details.
Five board positions are up for election in October. Terms are either two-year or four-year terms and the board meets in person twice a year. Please contact our Program Director, Julie LaPalme for more information.