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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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Co-op Creator

A co-operative is a business and requires the same level of energy, skill, and commitment as any other business. Starting and building a business can be complicated, confusing and frustrating. The Co-op Creator is designed to assi ...Read More

Design
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From Conflict to Cooperation

These five booklets cover basic communication concepts, making meetings more effective, dealing with conflict, improving communication, and the vital role of the board.  View here. ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Community Land Trusts in England: A Study of an Emerging Typology

The aim of this masters thesis by Dave Smith is to establish an emerging, consistent typology that could be termed an ‘English Community Land Trust’ – one distinct from that of other affordable housing providers; congruen ...Read More

Research United Kingdom
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Logement abordable : profils de cinq villes métropolitaines

Par cette publication, nous souhaitons ouvrir le débat sur le logement en tant que droit fondamental et enjeu métropolitain, en mettant en lumière l’expérience de grandes métropoles et dans l’espoir d’inspirer des idées nouvelles pour aborder cet enjeu absolument fondamental de l’urbanisation moderne.Read More

Advocacy Global
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MOBA Network

MOBA is a network that meets regularly to build the necessary pool of expertise, capacities and (financial) instruments to launch cooperative housing pilot projects in the central European region.Read More

Advocacy Europe
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How Scottish Housing Coops Build Communities

The study, published in 2019, says housing coops help to build stronger and safer communities, offer affordable rents and empower tenants – and calls on the Scottish government to encourage more of them. With 150,000 people on c ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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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.Read More

Governance Canada
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Co-op City, the world’s largest housing cooperative in the Bronx

This video by CityLab tells the story of Co-op City, the world's largest housing cooperative in the Bronx, New York. Co-op City is a limited-equity coop, owned and governed by its residents. Member residents don't profit from the ...Read More

Sustainability United States of America
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Report: New Models for Co-operative Housing

  This report was commissioned so that the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) could have a better understanding of how co-operative housing models operate in other countries and also to look at possible “best pract ...Read More

Financing and Development Canada
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