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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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TEDx – Ecological Co-housing at LILAC Leeds, UK by Paul Chatterton

 Paul Chatterton teaches in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds, with interests in campaigning techniques, urban social movements, urban development and how city centres are being privatised and corporatised, … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Building Strong Development Cooperation: Partnership Opportunities between Cooperatives and the EU

In 2000, United Nations (UN) member states recognised the need to build global partnerships for development and the exchange of expertise as one of the Millennium Development Goals. Across the international development … Read More

Financing and Development Global
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How To Start A Housing Co-op

Housing cooperatives are defined primarily by their legal structure: coop members own the housing collectively through shares in an organisation, rather than individually, as with a condo. Residents also govern the housing democratically, either directly or through elected representatives. Not just for students, coops can be home to support groups of low-income families, artists, elderly, disabled, and people with a common purpose

Community United States of America
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Financing Co-operative and Mutual Housing

This report examines the current financing of social housing and contrasts it with other European countries (chapter 3), highlights some key issues that may affect the current financing model (chapter 4), outlines … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Co-operators

Cooperators is a collection of contributions by members and staff writing about their experiences of co-operation and co-operatives. Without co-operators there are no co-operatives. Most of the contributors are involved with housing … Read More

Community Australia
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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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