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Membership News

We are excited to announce that ACDI Multipurpose Cooperative of the Philippines, is Cooperative Housing International's newest member. ACDI Multipurpose Cooperative serves members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and other uniformed personnel. ACDI MPC is expanding its services to address the national housing backlog in the Philippines, which is a crucial focus area of the current administration. Recognizing the need for affordable housing, ACDI MPC is committed to making a meaningful contribution to this monumental task. The cooperative strongly believes that cooperative living has the power to transform not only housing challenges but also to become a model for sustainable community development.Read More

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Successful Consultations for Australia’s National Housing and Homelessness Plan

The Australian government has recently issued a summary report detailing the outcomes of the consultation on the new National Housing and Homelessness Plan. The Business Council for Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), the peak body for cooperatives and mutuals in Australia has played a crucial role in coordinating a comprehensive report from the housing cooperative and community-led housing sectors.Read More

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2024 World Habitat Awards

The 2024 World Habitat Awards winners have just been announced and we are excited that three housing cooperatives are among the winners: La Ciguë in Geneva (Switzerland), Sostre Civic in Catalonia (Spain) and Nettelbeckplatz in Berlin (Germany).Read More

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Economic Study: The Impact of Community Housing on Productivity in Canada

Research from Canada shows the economic value of protecting and building more cooperative and non-profit housing. The analysis in this report, titled “The Impact of Community Housing on Productivity,” finds that there is a causal connection between the proportion of community housing within the overall housing stock and gains in economic productivity.Read More

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Mission d’étude québécoise à Vienne, 8 au 14 octobre 2023

Du 8 au 14 octobre 2023, s’est tenue dans la ville de Vienne en Autriche une mission d’études québécoise du Canada pour mieux saisir les fondements de la capitale autrichienne sur le plan de l’engagement en matière de logement social et communautaire. Le rapport est entièrement rédigé en français mais le sommaire exécutif est rédigé en français, anglais et en allemand.Read More

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Our latest podcast is out!

In this episode, we interview Paul Bradley, former CEO of ROC USA, and Kristi Peterman, a resident and board member of Liberty Landing Cooperative. ROC USA is a non-profit social venture that aims to facilitate resident ownership of manufactured home parks on a larger scale. Liberty Landing is a resident-owned manufactured home park located in Liberty, Missouri - a suburb of Kansas City. Read More

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Three Board Members Serve Another Term

On October 5, CHI held a General Assembly to fill three expiring terms. This was followed by a Board of Directors' meeting. During the Assembly members were briefed on the financials, the proposed 2024 work plan, and budget. An election was also held, and three incumbents were re-elected for another four-year term.Read More

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Latest CHI podcast episode on leasehold housing coops

In our latest podcast episode, Blase Lambert from the Confederation of Co-operative Housing in the UK and Thom Armstrong from the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia in Canada discuss the advantages and disadvantages of housing cooperatives on leased land.Read More

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International Legal Research and Analysis Initiative

We’re excited to announce on this special day that ICA and CHI are partnering on the International Legal Research and Analysis Initiative (ILRAI) to gather information on cooperative housing law. Housing cooperatives require specific regulations to ensure fair competition with other businesses. Without proper legal frameworks, cooperatives may face challenges, while supportive regulations can encourage growth and innovation.Read More

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