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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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Community-led Housing Toolkit 1 & 2 and Key Resources Kit

Community-led Housing projects are run by individual community groups determined to build the types of homes that local people need and want. These projects are aimed at solving local problems through local … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Bringing Democracy Home

‘Bringing Democracy Home‘ shows that the benefits extend beyond the performance indicators: people who live in democratically owned or managed housing take more responsibility, and feel a greater sense of belonging, identity … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Local housing, community living: prospects for scaling up and scaling out community-led housing

This report by the Smith Institute highlights how community-led housing schemes in the UK have successfully met the needs and aspirations of local groups and communities. The research reveals that developments are … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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1,001 co-operative and community-led homes: the housing revolution starts here

This is a directory of co-operative and community-led housing schemes in England and Wales. It’s an impressive and very diverse list put together by CHI member Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH). Read about … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Raising Capital: The Capital Conundrum for Co-operatives

New report: The Capital Conundrum for Co-operatives “The Capital Conundrum for Co-operatives“, a new report released by the Alliance’s Blue Ribbon Commission explores ideas and options available to co-operatives that need suitable, … Read More

Financing and Development Global
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Financing Housing Co-operatives in a Credit Crunch

Financing the development of housing co-operatives is a challenge and more so in time of financial restrictions and uncertainty.  CHI members discussed the issue during a seminar held in November 2009 in … Read More

Financing and Development Global
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Co-operative Housing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Co-operative Success

This Co-operative Housing Toolbox is designed for use by housing cooperative boards of directors, resident members and co-op partners. It defines what a cooperative is, highlights the history of the cooperative movement, explains how co-ops are managed and governed, explores what co-op members can do to recognise and weed out problems early on and provides guidelines that allow the best elements of cooperative living to take root and grow.

Financing and Development United States of America
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Research into the potential demand for co-operative housing in Wales

This report presents the findings on the public perceptions of co-operative housing in Wales. For those who want to learn more about the sector it sets the scene, provides cases studies and gives a set of practical recommendations to take this forward across Wales.

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Guide to Developing New Co-operative Homes in the UK

New-Co-operative-and-Community-led-Homes-2017 is a basic guide for community groups, local authorities, housing associations, housing co-operatives and others in the UK who are interested in exploring the development of new co-operative and community-led homes.

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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