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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.

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The Health of Our Section – An Aggregate Report of NASCO Member CO-OP Health Assessments

The purposes of conducting health assessments and compiling this aggregate report are to 1) document and share best practices among different group equity housing cooperatives, 2) to offer member co-ops a long-term … Read More

Co-op Stories United States of America Report
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Housing Co-operatives in South Africa: Presentation to the ICA Housing Seminar and Round Table

This presentation goes over housing in South Africa, the role of housing coops, examples and types of housing coops, funding, issues/challenges, and the way forward. Click here to view the full presentation.

Advocacy Africa Presentation
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Zambia’s Rural Housing and Enhanced Youth Skills Development

Community-led initiatives in Zambia have shown success, like in Lumwana, where a group of youth was trained on block moulding to build a house.

Co-op Stories Africa Co-op Stories
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Civic Forum on Housing and Habitat Zambia (CFHHZ)

Housing inequalities have continued to rise
both in urban and rural areas of Zambia.
If the country does not change its practices it is estimated there will be a deficit of 3.3
million homes by 2030.

Co-op Stories Africa Co-op Stories
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Zambia National Housing Policy Paving the Way for Cooperatives

Last year, the Zambian Government launched the 2020
National Housing Policy. The policy further recognizes housing
cooperatives and community-led housing
initiatives as an avenue to deliver affordable
and adequate housing.

Co-op Stories Africa Co-op Stories
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The Origins of Minsnail Housing Co-op in South Korea

Minsnail Housing Co-op started as Minsnail Union, in 2011, as a student housing civil organization in Seoul, South Korea that sought to create more dormitories in universities.

Co-op Stories Asia & Pacific Co-op Stories
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Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade – A Cooperative Housing Perspective

The Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade is a worldwide campaign to “take the cooperative way of doing business to a new level”. The five key elements of the Blueprint are participation, sustainability, identity, legal frameworks and capital. The Blueprint is particularly relevant to cooperative housing and the Blueprint interpretation for cooperative housing explains how.

Co-op Stories Report
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