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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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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Report: New Models for Co-operative Housing

  This report was commissioned so that the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) could have a better understanding of how co-operative housing models operate in other countries and also to look … Read More

Financing and Development Canada
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Multi-Tenure Developments: Best Practice Approaches to Design, Development and Management

This report on best practices for multi-tenure developments is based on extensive research and looks at bringing together social, affordable and private housing in multi-tenure developments that deliver vibrant communities that work … Read More

Financing and Development Australia
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The Co-operative Housing Sector in Angola

Angola’s National Urbanism and Housing Programme (PNHU) identified Cooperative Housing as one of the four key strategies adopted to meet the country’s deficit of more than one million dwelling units. The PNHU … Read More

Financing and Development Angola
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Cooperatives: Principles and Practices in the 21st Century

This publication is the fourth and most extensive revision of the Marvin A. Schaars’ text, Cooperatives, Principles and Practices, University of Wisconsin Extension—Madison, Publication A1457, July 1980. What has come to be … Read More

Financing and Development United States of America
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Refinancing for Housing Co-operatives in Canada

This presentation is an overview of the purpose of CHF Canada’s Refinancing Program. How does the program work? How are housing co-operatives supported throughout the refinancing process? What do co-operatives need to … Read More

Financing and Development Canada
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Financing Housing Co-operatives in Switzerland

This presentation on access to capital for housing cooperatives is from a CHI workshop on sources of financing for building new and renovating existing housing co-operatives. It provides an overview of the … Read More

Financing and Development Europe
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Access to Capital for Housing Co-operatives in Norway

This presentation is from a workshop on accessing capital for building new and renovating existing housing co-operatives at ICA’s Annual Congress in Antalya, Turkey in November 2014. It provides an overview of the co-operative housing movement in Norway, the different sources of capital and barriers to overcome.

Financing and Development Europe
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Securing reliable co-operative capital for housing co-operatives in Sweden

This presentation on access to capital for housing cooperatives is about raising financing for building new and renovating existing housing co-operatives while guaranteeing member control. It provides an overview of the co-operative … Read More

Financing and Development Europe
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