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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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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
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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
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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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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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