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Resources

Welcome to Cooperative Housing International’s resources section. In this section you will find up-to-date information from around the world. We aim to give housing coops tools and resources required for their work and to keep you informed on issues affecting housing.

If you have a resource to share please email info@chi.coop.
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Shared space – how Scottish housing co-ops build communities

The study, published in 2019, says housing co-ops help to build stronger and safer communities, offer affordable rents and empower tenants – and calls on the Scottish government to encourage more of … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Meaning of Rochdale: Rochdale Pioneers and the Coop principles

This essay by Brett Fairburn from the Centre for the Study of Cooperatives at the University of Saskatchewan analyses the origins and development of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers — a … Read More

Governance Canada
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Co-operative councils share best practices of working with local communities

Find out how local councils in the UK are co-operating with communities to generate more affordable housing and make use of government funding for community-led housing in these various case studies. 

Community United Kingdom
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Building homes, creating communities, changing lives: A strategy for scaling up and maximising impact 2017-2021

Wales needs more homes, particularly homes that are affordable for people on low to middle incomes. Welsh Government has committed to delivering 20,000 affordable homes during the current Welsh Government term. Building … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Community-led Housing: a Key Role for Local Authorities

Community-led Housing: a key Role for Local Authorities by the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network illustrates why and how municipal authorities across the UK are enabling and supporting Community-Led Housing.  The Housing Commission … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Mutuality & accountability in the housing association sector

Mutuality & accountability in the housing association sector is the report of the Mutual Governance:Mutual Outcomes project, set up to explore the value of mutuality in mutual housing associations in the UK. … Read More

Management United Kingdom
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What Is Co-operative and Mutual Housing?

No two co-operative and mutual housing schemes are the same. Part of what makes it successful is its ability to enable local people to develop housing in the way that is right for them.

Community United Kingdom
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Guide to Developing New Co-operative Homes in the UK

New-Co-operative-and-Community-led-Homes-2017 is a basic guide for community groups, local authorities, housing associations, housing co-operatives and others in the UK who are interested in exploring the development of new co-operative and community-led homes.

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Best Practices and Strategies among the Leading Affordable Housing Developers and Owners

British-American Peer-to-Peer Exchange: Sharing Best Practices and Strategies among the Leading Affordable Housing Developers and Owners The exchange, which was sponsored by the Housing Partnership Network (US) and the National Housing Federation … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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