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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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Mike Duru Receives Prestigious International Cooperative Champion Award by the OCDC

We are pleased to announce that Mike Duru, the President the Zimbabwe National Association of Housing Co-operatives (ZINAHCO) and a valued board member of CHI, has been honoured with the prestigious International Cooperative Champ ...Read More

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Global Innovation Coop Summit Blog Post: Make Housing Co-ops Mainstream

The Secretary-General of CHI discusses the positive impact of housing cooperatives on families and communities. Julie LaPalme also explains how housing cooperatives in countries like Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland are leading the way in sustainable construction practices and eco-friendly measures.Read More

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CHI at the Global Innovation Coop Summit in Montreal September 28 at 11:30

CHI is excited to participate in the Global Innovation Coop Summit in Montreal and will take part in a panel discussion on Circular Housing the Cooperative Way: What is causing the global housing crisis and how can circular economics and cooperation help fix it?Read More

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