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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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Financing Co-operative and Mutual Housing

The Commission’s final report on Cooperative and Mutual Housing (Bringing Democracy Home) highlighted the need for consideration of the role that cooperative and mutual housing could play in the national housing strategy. … Read More

Financing and Development Global Report
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Citizen Financing Mechanisms for Affordable Housing Production in Africa

This short study documents and disseminates 10 experiences of affordable housing production programs and projects in Africa, focusing in particular on their financial model and design. In December 2020, the Centre for … Read More

Financing and Development Africa Research Paper
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Revolving Fund for Urban Renewal

The revolving fund for urban renewal is a finan- cing tool created in 2016 for the savings groups organized within the Senegalese Federation of Inhabitants (FSH). It is managed by its technical … Read More

Financing and Development Africa Research Paper
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Land & Financing for Community-led Housing – Sostre Civic’s Experience

Sostre Civic is a “right to use” housing cooperative based in Catalonia, Spain. The cooperative promotes an alternative housing access model that is achieved through discovery, counsel, funding research, promotion and management. … Read More

Financing and Development Europe Presentation
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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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Co-op Creator

A co-operative is a business and requires the same level of energy, skill, and commitment as any other business. Starting and building a business can be complicated, confusing and frustrating. The Co-op … Read More

Design News Article
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From Conflict to Cooperation

These five booklets cover basic communication concepts, making meetings more effective, dealing with conflict, improving communication, and the vital role of the board.  View here.

Financing and Development United Kingdom Educational
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MOBA Network

MOBA is a network that meets regularly to build the necessary pool of expertise, capacities and (financial) instruments to launch cooperative housing pilot projects in the central European region.

Advocacy Europe
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How Scottish Housing Coops Build Communities

The study, published in 2019, says housing coops 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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