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International Social Housing Festival June 7 to 9 in Barcelona

We have the pleasure of participating in two side events during the festival. The first event is a panel discussion on Housing models & frameworks for environmental and social sustainability. This exchange explores how emerging and established cooperative and co-housing models are promoting social and environmental sustainability. The second side event is titled Community-led Housing for Students and Seniors. This session will explore how social housing and sustainable architecture can address housing insecurity for vulnerable groups, such as students and seniors. Read More

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HSB in Sweden Celebrates 100 Years

HSB, one of CHI's three members in Sweden, turns 100 years old this year. Congratulations! Johan Nyhus, HSB's chairman, and CHI board member, offered the following reflections on the centenary celebrations: "Together we can make a difference. That is what history has taught us, from the 1920s when the severe living conditions with overcrowding and housing shortages formed the idea: what if people got together and built their own houses? Houses and homes of a much higher standard than what was common at that time.Read More

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Welcome BCCM: CHI’s Newest Member

We are pleased to announce that Australia's Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is the newest addition to CHI's membership.  As the Australian government is increasing its interest in solving housing issues in Australia the BCCM wants to ensure that housing cooperatives are a significant part of that solution. Read More

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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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