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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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Precarious Housing in Europe by PusH Partners

Check out this project called Precarious Housing in Europe by PusH Partners. As part of an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership of seven European institutions, they are developing various small, interdisciplinary open-access textbooks as … Read More

Advocacy Europe Educational
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The Health of Our Section – An Aggregate Report of NASCO Member CO-OP Health Assessments

The purposes of conducting health assessments and compiling this aggregate report are to 1) document and share best practices among different group equity housing cooperatives, 2) to offer member co-ops a long-term … Read More

Co-op Stories United States of America Report
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VISION 4 HOUSING

Vision 4 Youth Housing Cooperative in Kenya is a youth group focused on providing its members with quality housing. Based in Nakuru Town, an area with an average growth rate of 3.1% … Read More

Research Africa Co-op Stories
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Collab Mapping

The “Mapping social innovation and collaboration in housing – Co-Lab Mapping” is a project developed in collaboration with TU Delft, Urbamonde, and with support of the Dutch architecture firm Inbo. The Co-Lab … Read More

Research Europe Educational
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Impediments and Opportunities for Growing the Cooperative Housing Sector: an Australian Case Study

In many countries, housing cooperatives are longstanding and stable components of housing systems, providing a range of housing options that sit between the historically dual tenure poles of renting and owning. In … Read More

Research Australia Research Paper
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Articulating Value in Cooperative Housing

Housing cooperatives are a growing presence in Australia’s housing system, providing a diversity of housing forms to a variety of household types across the income spectrum, typically serving low- and moderate-income households. … Read More

Research Australia Research Paper
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New Housing Playbook Should be Considered

This article lays out a new housing playbook that is relevant to communities all over. The playbook offers in-depth explanations of the barriers that stand in the way of building housing and … Read More

Research United States of America Research Paper
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Socially Oriented Cooperative Housing as Alternative to Housing Speculation

National housing systems increasingly combine three main types of housing: the private property sector (homeownership and private rental), social and public rental (public and non-profit sectors), and cooperative (social or civil economy). … Read More

Research Europe Research Paper
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Community Land Trusts And Limited Equity Cooperatives: A Marriage Of Affordable Homeownership Models?

            Since 2008, many have questioned the efficacy of conventional homeownership, particularly for low-income households. Advocates champion shared equity homeownership as an alternative, including community land trusts … Read More

Community Educational
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