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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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Rochdale Pioneers and the Coop Principles

This essay does not pretend to be a work of original research or even of comprehensive synthesis and interpretation. It does aim to pull together selected points of view about Rochdale to give readers a convenient point of entry into some complex issues.

Governance Canada
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Co-op Housing: What It Is and How It Works

This article is a few years old but it explains really well what co-operative housing is all about and how it differs from low-income housing or social housing in Canada. Unlike privately owned low-income … Read More

Community Canada
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More than just Housing…. Co-op Housing

This guide by the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Center (UWCC) attempts to answer questions regarding ownership, responsibilities, and benefits of living in a housing cooperative.

Governance United States of America
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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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Eliza’s Project: Gender Inclusion In the Co-operative and Mutual Enterprises Sector In Australia

Women make up 46 per cent of the Australian workforce, but in every industry and sector, women are under-represented in leadership positions. This is true for the corporate sector as well as … Read More

Governance Australia
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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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Best Practices and Strategies among the Leading Affordable Housing Developers and Owners

British-American Peer-to-Peer Exchange: Sharing Best Practices and Strategies among the Leading Affordable Housing Developers and Owners The exchange, which was sponsored by the Housing Partnership Network (US) and the National Housing Federation … Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Habicoop – French Federation of Housing Co-operatives

Habicoop, who is it? The original association was created 12 years ago. It became the French Federation of Housing Cooperatives in 2015 and federates about twenty cooperatives. What’s a housing cooperative? Its … Read More

Financing and Development France
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Governance or Management? Take the Quiz!

Take this quiz and see if you know the difference between the roles of your co‑op manager and board of directors. Follow-up test results with a Good Governance Action Plan.

Governance Canada
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