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Ukraine Symposium on Housing Cooperatives as a Model for Creating Affordable and Adequate Housing in Ukraine

In November, the Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO), an NGO bringing together private and public partners from Germany and abroad, held a symposium themed “Housing Cooperatives as a Model for Creating Affordable and Ade ...Read More

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New international review shows what Australia can learn from the rest of the world about fixing the housing crisis with co-operative housing

Common Equity,  a not-for-profit organisation in Australia, is the only housing provider in NSW that delivers housing cooperatives. It has announced a new worldwide study to identify the extent and value of housing co-operativ ...Read More

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Meeting with the Co-operative Department, Ministry of Economy in Dubai

On April 1st 2018,  Ahsan Ali Thakur visited the Ministry of Economy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ahsan is Manager of Human Resources & Communications for Karachi Cooperative Housing Societies Union in Pakistan. He is al ...Read More

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How can a housing co-operative offer affordable houses at below-market costs?

A housing co-operative that last year sold 49 homes in Ballymun at prices starting from €140,000, is to build a new low-cost housing estate in the north Dublin suburb. An Irish housing co-operative was able to keep the price ...Read More

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Vive la France! A home for retirees by retirees is officially open!

This is a story about a group of people from Vaulx-en-Velin, in the eastern suburbs of Lyon, France where fifteen retirees decided in 2009 to build a building in their image and to live better together. In 2010 they created the Ch ...Read More

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