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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 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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The Cooperative Movement in Kenya

The vibrant and dynamic cooperative movement in Kenya – the strongest in Africa – is a key player in the economy, controlling about 43 per cent of Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP). … Read More

Financing and Development Africa
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Communities Over Commodities-People-Driven Alternatives to an Unjust Housing System

The Right To The City Alliance seeks to create regional and national impacts in housing, human rights, urban land, community development, civic engagement, criminal justice, immigrant rights and environmental justice. Right To … Read More

Advocacy United States of America
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Self-Managed Cooperative Housing by Mutual-Assistance as Introduced in Central America between 2004 and 2016; the Attractiveness of the ‘FUCVAM’ Model of Uruguay

This paper, written by International Urban Planer/Housing Researcher, Jan Bredenoord, discusses the importance of cooperative housing through mutual assistance and collective ownership in Latin America. Cooperative housing is a form of self-managed … Read More

Community Uruguay
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Housing in Uruguay

Architect, Alma Varela describes the dynamic processes for low-income housing in Uruguay. Alma Varela is Co-Director of Estudio Pons + Varela, designing and developing “Paperback Project” for Low-income Housing, prized and sponsored by … Read More

Financing and Development Uruguay
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Building homes, creating communities, changing lives: A strategy for scaling up and maximising impact 2017-2021

Wales needs more homes, particularly homes that are affordable for people on low to middle incomes. Welsh Government has committed to delivering 20,000 affordable homes during the current Welsh Government term. Building … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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More than Housing – Baugenossenschaft mehr als wohnen

How will we live tomorrow? This question, which is essential to every housing project yet rarely addressed in practice, was posed at the beginning of a developmental process of several years that … Read More

Financing and Development Switzerland
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