This Week in the News – February 7th, 2022
Here are the top stories for the week of February 7th, 2022.
The Forgotten Answer to the Affordable Housing Crisis (USA)
Amid rising rents and an increasingly competitive housing market, the C Street Co-op in Eugene, Oregon, USA, offers an overlooked affordable housing model that could alter perceptions of what it means to be a homeowner. If implemented on a large scale, co-ops like C Street could provide a gateway to homeownership and wealth accumulation to people stuck at the bottom of the housing ladder, whose wages cannot keep up with rising rents. Click here to learn more.
New Hampshire Senate Bill seeks to Tighten Rules for Forming Manufactured Housing Co-ops (USA)
A New Hampshire Senate bill in the US seeks to tighten rules for forming manufactured housing co-ops. The bill would require a majority vote of all those who live in a manufactured housing park before forming a cooperative to buy it. Opponents of the measure said it’s hard to get a majority of anybody to do anything. Click here to learn more.
Housing Cooperative Wiki Page
Technion students in Jerusalem are beginning to write articles for Wikipedia to add to free knowledge in science, technology, mathematics and quite surprisingly on cooperative housing. National federations are invited to double-check that the Wikipedia is information is accurate. Click here to visit the wiki page.