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Housing Policy in the Anglosphere: Social Market Foundation Report Series on Housing

Five reports investigate housing policy from other countries for solutions to the UK’s housing shortage. Each of the five reports is a comparative study of housing policy internationally with a particular focus on Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand.Read More

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Student Cooperative Housing: Let’s Talk !!

Join us for an engaging and informal webinar where student housing cooperatives unite to foster solidarity and share insights. Whether you're a seasoned cooperative member or just starting your journey, this is an opportunity to connect with peers, exchange ideas, and build a supportive network.Read More

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Lisbon City Council Approves Cooperative Housing Program

Families in Lisbon, Portugal now have an opportunity to form cooperatives and construct affordable housing on land donated by the Lisbon City Council. In February, the Lisbon City Council approved the "Lisbon Housing Cooperatives" program, which aims to increase the supply of affordable housing in the city.Read More

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Toronto, Canada to see largest cooperative housing development in years

In the next few years, there will be 612 new homes available in Toronto, Canada, making it one of the biggest-ever cooperative housing properties.  The 1.16-hectare project, is located in Scarborough, a suburb east of Toronto. It will feature rent-geared-to-income, affordable, and market rental housing. The Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto (CHFT) will operate the property and was selected by CreateTO, the agency responsible for managing the City of Toronto's $27-billion real estate portfolio.Read More

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Student Co-op Homes Acquires Birmingham Property in the UK

BSHC was founded in 2014 and is one of the UK's longest-running student housing coops. Since its inception, it has provided a better alternative to the overpriced and inadequate accommodation available in the private sector. By partnering with SCH, BSHC hopes to access funding to retrofit the house with sustainable improvements, including insulation and solar panels. The acquisition was made possible through the strong partnership between SCH and Midcounties Co-op.Read More

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Housing Europe Event: Cooperatives in the Housing Sector

Housing Europe is organizing a session for housing cooperatives in Brussels on March 20th, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm CET.  The session aims to highlight new local actions and analyze legal and financial frameworks in light of the high ambitions and innovations within the sector. The attendees will also get a sneak peek at an upcoming report by Housing Europe's Observatory on this topic. The event will include discussions with representatives from the European Commission and financial institutions that support the sector.Read More

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MOBA: Rethinking needs and financing for affordable rental and cooperative housing in Central and South-Eastern Europe

The Radical Housing Journal (RHJ) recently featured a conversation with Csaba Jelineka and Zsuzsanna Pósfai, members of the MOBA collective network, regarding the need for supportive institutional and financial conditions for community-led housing initiatives. MOBA Housing SCE is a European Cooperative Society that offers a unique housing opportunity for individuals unable to purchase an apartment. They discussed the challenges faced by affordable rental and cooperative housing in Central and South-Eastern Europe. Furthermore, they explored how catalytic capital investment can help provide affordable rental and cooperative housing in the region. MOBA's large-scale study on this topic was also discussed.Read More

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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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