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Welcome to Co-operative Housing International’s resources section. In this section you will find up-to-date information from around the world. We aim to give housing co-ops 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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Needs Assessment Report – Housing Co-operatives: Presence of Women and Women’s Empowerment

In 2017, FECHIMM, in collaboration with organizations such as the Lachine-LaSalle Housing Committee (CLLL), the Réseau 2000+ Technical Resource Group (GRT), and the Regional table for Montréal / Laval Women's Centers launched th ...Read More

Community Canada
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Towards the Localization of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments prepared a report showcasing how cities and regions are fostering alternative housing policies to support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. With increased urbanization, ...Read More

Advocacy Global
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Designing New York: Quality Affordable Housing

Designing New York: Quality Affordable Housing coincides with increasing recognition of the role design plays in meeting the City’s most pressing goals. Designing New York: Quality Affordable Housing is designed to be accessible ...Read More

Design United States of America
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Communities Over Commodities-People-Driven Alternatives to an Unjust Housing System

The Right To The City Alliance seeks to create regional and national impacts in housing, human rights, urban land, community development, civic engagement, criminal justice, immigrant rights and environmental justice. Right To The ...Read More

Advocacy 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 the cooperative and mutual sector. The ...Read More

Governance Australia
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Co-operative councils share best practices of working with local communities

Find out how local councils in the UK are co-operating with communities to generate more affordable housing and make use of government funding for community-led housing in these various case studies.  ...Read More

Community United Kingdom
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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 fo ...Read More

Community Uruguay
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Housing in Uruguay

Architect, Alma Varela describes the dynamic processes for low-income housing in Uruguay. Alma Varela is Co-Director of Estudio Pons + Varela, designing and developing “Paperback Project” for Low-income Housing, prized and sp ...Read More

Financing and Development Uruguay
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How to Form a Co-operative

This resource from Ontario, Canada walks you through the basics of co-operatives, forming and operating a co-operative, and developing a business plan for a co-operative. ...Read More

Canada
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