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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.

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MOBA: Rethinking needs and financing for affordable rental and cooperative housing in Central and South-Eastern Europe

A 2022 research project in eight Central and South-Eastern European countries found that the currently available housing finance tools are inadequate to support the emergence of affordable rental and cooperative housing in the region. MOBA Housing SCE aims to solve this problem by creating a bottom-up revolving fund to financially support local projects.Read More

Financing and Development Europe News Article
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Economic Study: The Impact of Community Housing on Productivity in Canada

Research from Canada shows there is a causal connection between the proportion of community housing within the overall housing stock and gains in economic productivity. The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA), Housing Partnership Canada, and sector partners commissioned Deloitte to produce a study on the economic value of protecting and building more cooperative and non-profit housing.Read More

Policy Canada Policy
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Mission d’étude québécoise à Vienne, 8 au 14 octobre 2023

Du 8 au 14 octobre 2023, s’est tenue dans la ville de Vienne en Autriche une mission d’études québécoise du Canada pour mieux saisir les fondements de la capitale autrichienne sur le plan de l’engagement en matière de logement social et communautaire.Read More

Research Austria Report
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Understanding Cooperative Housing Society: Types, Features, Benefits & Registration Process In 2023

A housing society is a distinct type of property ownership arrangement where ownership of property and homes is vested in an entity or organization rather than individual residents. Discover the various types of cooperative housin ...Read More

Legal Asia & Pacific News Article
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Housing Co-ops Are Getting More Affordable: Report

This Canadian report, released in November 2022, compares the occupancy charges (rents) of rental housing co-ops to those of similar rental properties in the private market. The study examined housing charges in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa between 2006 and 2021.Read More

Policy Canada Study
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Les coopératives d’habitation au Canada deviennent plus abordables : rapport

Ce rapport canadien, publié en novembre 2022, compare les droits d’occupation (loyers) des coopératives d’habitation à loyer à ceux d’immeubles locatifs similaires sur le marché privé. L’étude a examiné les droits d’occupation des villes de Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Toronto et Ottawa entre 2006 et 2021.Read More

Policy Canada Study
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Trends in Shared Equity Housing

"Trends in Shared Equity Housing" is a working paper commissioned by The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) on the models, their history, and financing and technical assistance needs by researchers from The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers UniversityRead More

Financing and Development United States of America Report
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International Policies to Promote Cooperative Housing

This publication offers an international review of the legal tools and public policies available to different levels of government to promote housing cooperatives. It also brings together policies that shape the production phase, impact housing management, and focus on maintaining the model over time. It is based on the analysis of case studies of cities, regions and countries where public policies have played a significant role in promoting housing cooperatives.Read More

Policy Europe Report
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Living Together for a Better Life: The Impact of Cooperative Housing on Health and Quality of Life

This study explores the mechanisms that explain the relationship between cooperative housing under a Grant-of-use model and health in Catalonia.Read More

Research Europe Research Paper
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