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New UK National Program to Help Residents Engage Effectively with Landlords

Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH), and Public Participation Consultation and Research (PPCR), received a £500,000 grant to roll out a new training package open to anyone living in social housing in England. Residents living in social housing will learn how to take an active role in the management of their homes. Read More

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Rooftops Canada Launches the Women’s Spaces Program in four African Countries

Rooftops Canada, the international development program of cooperative and social housing organizations in Canada, recently launched its Women's Spaces project. This initiative aims to secure equal access to land and livelihoods for women in Angola, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa.Read More

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Geneva Student Cooperative Housing Site Visits

Student housing cooperatives got together in Zurich and Geneva to learn more about housing cooperatives as viable housing solutions. Participants visited student housing coops in Geneva where they saw and learned how local governments, ethical finance, universities, and other actors are working together to continually develop student housing coops.Read More

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Student Housing Cooperatives Unite in Europe

Cooperators from Europe, America, and Japan assembled in Zurich and Geneva in late September to learn more about the cooperative housing model as it applies to students. The weekend was a combination of sharing knowledge and best practices, discussing a future European-wide association for student housing cooperatives as well as some site visits in Geneva.Read More

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First African Cooperative Housing Training Program

The First African Cooperative Housing Training Program was held in New Cairo during the fourth International Conference of Cooperative Housing hosted by the General Authority for Construction and Housing Cooperatives (CHC) from October 16 to 19.Read More

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The International Cooperative Housing Symposium in Zurich – September 22, 23, 2022

Under the slogan “Growing the Movement”, 15 speakers discussed the future of cooperative housing with over 100 participants attending. The following day we visited two recent developments (Fogo and Zollhaus) and one longstanding classic housing cooperative (Ottostrasse).Read More

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UK’s Housing Coops Focus on the SDGs at their Annual Conference

The Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH) held its annual conference in Kenilworth, near Warwick, this past October with a focus on sustainable development goals.Read More

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This Week in the News – June 13th, 2022

Czech Non-Speculative Housing Network Sdílené Domy Bought Their First House (Czech Republic) After several years of preparations, the collective Sdílené domy (Shared Houses) bought its first housing project in Prague, Czech Re ...Read More

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This Week in the News – May 16th, 2022

Screening of PUSH - A Housing Crisis Documentary (Europe) Large, institutional investors or ‘corporate landlords’ have a growing footprint in our cities. Investment firms seek to purchase multiple housing units and then rent t ...Read More

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