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Member Forum May 17, 2023 9:00 EDST (15:00 CEST)

Member Forums are an opportunity to learn and share innovations and best practices within the cooperative housing sector. Guests include Tim Ross, Executive Director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada; Linda Seaborn, Senior Policy Advisor with the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals in Australia; and Tom Ivey, Community Development Manager with DotCoop Enterprises. Read More

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£1.2 Million UK Funding will Boost Energy Efficiency in Cooperative Housing

The Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH) in the UK was successful in its Consortium bid to the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF). The fund will boost energy efficiency in the social housing stock across the country.Read More

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First Senior Housing Coop in Barcelona is a Model of Coexistence for Aging

The coop is aimed at over 50s and will have 26 homes built on public land (also a first!) The group has worked and debated on how it wants to live since 2015 and is clear that growing old in solitude is not in the cards. The coop will feature community spaces such as a kitchen to be shared between 4 or 5 homes, an urban garden and a treatment and physiotherapy room.Read More

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Cooperativa Palo Alto: the first housing cooperative in Mexico City that is still working to protect its community 50 years later

This article is about a housing cooperative in Palo Alto, Mexico City that was founded nearly 50 years ago on the outskirts of the city in a former sand pit. Now the cooperative sits among tall office and apartment towers in an exclusive district called Bosques de las Lomas.Read More

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Funding Opportunities to Boost Cooperative Housing Development in Australia

Congratulation to Kyloring Co-operative Housing, located within the Witchcliffe Ecovillage, in Witchcliffe, Western Australia, for receiving $2.9 million to provide eight dwellings under the government's Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP). Rounds 1 and 2 of the SHERP Grants Program are set to deliver more than 320 new social housing dwellings across Western Australia.Read More

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Remembering Gregory J. Carlson

The cooperative movement has lost a great champion of housing cooperatives in the United States. Gregory Carlson was a long-time board member of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC) as well as the founder and leader of the Registered Cooperative Manager program. Greg passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 26, 2023.Read More

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CHI member Sostre Cívic receives the Social Innovation Award from the European Innovation Council

Sostre Civic, an umbrella organization that supports cooperative housing groups in Catalonia, Spain, received the Social Innovation Award from the European Commission and the European Innovation Council and the Executive Agency for SMEs (EISMEA). The jury recognized the social and ecological transformation of the grant-of-use model that Sostre Civic uses to develop cooperative communities.Read More

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Coop News’ Year End Q&A with CHI Secretary General

Read Coop News' Year End Q&A with CHI's Julie LaPalme who talks about 2022's cooperative housing highlights and hopes for 2023.Read More

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Dutch Parliament Adopts Motions Favourable to Cooperative Housing

Significant lobbying efforts recently resulted in a favorable amendment and some motions from the House of Representatives in the Netherlands. In a unanimous decision, the Dutch House of Representatives voted in favour of two important motions in late November.Read More

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