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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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Bringing Democracy Home

‘Bringing Democracy Home‘ shows that the benefits extend beyond the performance indicators: people who live in democratically owned or managed housing take more responsibility, and feel a greater sense of belonging, identity … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Local housing, community living: prospects for scaling up and scaling out community-led housing

This report by the Smith Institute highlights how community-led housing schemes in the UK have successfully met the needs and aspirations of local groups and communities. The research reveals that developments are … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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1,001 co-operative and community-led homes: the housing revolution starts here

This is a directory of co-operative and community-led housing schemes in England and Wales. It’s an impressive and very diverse list put together by CHI member Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH). Read about … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Research into the potential demand for co-operative housing in Wales

This report presents the findings on the public perceptions of co-operative housing in Wales. For those who want to learn more about the sector it sets the scene, provides cases studies and gives a set of practical recommendations to take this forward across Wales.

Financing and Development 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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How do we build up the community-led housing sector?

Today, the sector is small in the UK compared with our neighbours on the near continent, and more needs to be done if it is to become mainstream including more support from … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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LILAC – Mutual Home Ownership Community in Leeds, England

LILAC, a housing co-op located in Leeds, England is a good case study not only of a different model of co-op housing as well as sustainable technology and practices. David Rodgers, former … Read More

Sustainability United Kingdom
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The Confederation of Co-operative Housing accreditation framework for housing co-operatives and their service providers

In 2010 the Confederation of Co-operative Housing in the UK developed an accreditation programme for housing co-ops and their service providers. The Confederation of Co-operative Housing accreditation framework for housing co-operatives and their service providers

Management United Kingdom
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Code of Governance for Housing Co-ops

The CCH in the UK have revised the joint CCH and National Housing Federation code of governance for co-operative and mutual housing organisations. It is intended to be a generic code that could apply … Read More

Governance United Kingdom
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