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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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MOBA: Rethinking needs and financing for affordable rental and cooperative housing in Central and South-Eastern Europe

A 2022 research project in eight Central and South-Eastern European countries found that the currently available housing finance tools are inadequate to support the emergence of affordable rental and cooperative housing in the region. MOBA Housing SCE aims to solve this problem by creating a bottom-up revolving fund to financially support local projects.

Financing and Development Europe News Article
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Trends in Shared Equity Housing

“Trends in Shared Equity Housing” is a working paper commissioned by The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) on the models, their history, and financing and technical assistance needs by researchers from The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University

Financing and Development United States of America Report
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Summary WIFO study: The Economic Impacts of Limited-Profit Housing Associations

There is a growing recognition amongst policymakers of the social and economic benefits of affordable and stable housing markets. Those benefits have been amplified by the ongoing pandemic and the financial difficulties … Read More

Financing and Development Austria Research Paper
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CIRIEC Working Paper: The system of limited-profit housing in Austria: cost-rents, revolving funds, and economic impacts

Limited-profit housing plays a significant role in Austria’s housing market. Around a quarter of all households live in homes owned or managed by a limited-profit housing association (LPHA). These associations are characterised … Read More

Financing and Development Austria Research Paper
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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

In December 2020, the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance (CAHF), urbaMonde and urbaSEN signed a partnership agreement to conduct a case study on the collaborative production of affordable housing in Senegal and its financial and legal modeling.

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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