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Welcome to Cooperative Housing International’s resources section. In this section you will find up-to-date information from around the world. We aim to give housing coops 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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Citizen Financing Mechanisms for Affordable Housing Production in Africa

This short study documents and disseminates 10 experiences of affordable housing production programs and projects in Africa, focusing in particular on their financial model and design. In December 2020, the Centre for … Read More

Financing and Development Africa Research Paper
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Revolving Fund for Urban Renewal

The revolving fund for urban renewal is a finan- cing tool created in 2016 for the savings groups organized within the Senegalese Federation of Inhabitants (FSH). It is managed by its technical … Read More

Financing and Development Africa Research Paper
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Impediments and Opportunities for Growing the Cooperative Housing Sector: an Australian Case Study

In many countries, housing cooperatives are longstanding and stable components of housing systems, providing a range of housing options that sit between the historically dual tenure poles of renting and owning. In … Read More

Research Australia Research Paper
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Articulating Value in Cooperative Housing

Housing cooperatives are a growing presence in Australia’s housing system, providing a diversity of housing forms to a variety of household types across the income spectrum, typically serving low- and moderate-income households. … Read More

Research Australia Research Paper
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New Housing Playbook Should be Considered

This article lays out a new housing playbook that is relevant to communities all over. The playbook offers in-depth explanations of the barriers that stand in the way of building housing and … Read More

Research United States of America Research Paper
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Socially Oriented Cooperative Housing as Alternative to Housing Speculation

National housing systems increasingly combine three main types of housing: the private property sector (homeownership and private rental), social and public rental (public and non-profit sectors), and cooperative (social or civil economy). … Read More

Research Europe Research Paper
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Community Land Trusts And Limited Equity Cooperatives: A Marriage Of Affordable Homeownership Models?

            Since 2008, many have questioned the efficacy of conventional homeownership, particularly for low-income households. Advocates champion shared equity homeownership as an alternative, including community land trusts … Read More

Community Educational
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Australia Looks at Austria for Affordable Housing Financing Models

Australia Looks at Austria for Affordable Housing Financing Models

Research Australia Research Paper
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Capturing the Customer Voice

Resident satisfaction surveys continue to be an essential tool used to shape services, improve ways of working and enhance the customer experience or residents across the housing sector. In 2011, HouseMark launched … Read More

Research United Kingdom Research Paper
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