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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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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 ...Read More

Research Europe Research Paper
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The state of Housing in Europe in 2021

offers concrete policy recommendations on how to overcome substantial challenges to decent, sustainable, inclusive, affordable housing.Read More

Governance Europe Report
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Zambia’s Rural Housing and Enhanced Youth Skills Development

Community-led initiatives in Zambia have shown success, like in Lumwana, where a group of youth was trained on block moulding to build a house. Read More

Co-op Stories Africa Co-op Stories
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Civic Forum on Housing and Habitat Zambia (CFHHZ)

Housing inequalities have continued to rise both in urban and rural areas of Zambia. If the country does not change its practices it is estimated there will be a deficit of 3.3 million homes by 2030. Read More

Co-op Stories Africa Co-op Stories
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Zambia National Housing Policy Paving the Way for Cooperatives

Last year, the Zambian Government launched the 2020 National Housing Policy. The policy further recognizes housing cooperatives and community-led housing initiatives as an avenue to deliver affordable and adequate housing. Read More

Co-op Stories Africa Co-op Stories
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The Origins of Minsnail Housing Co-op in South Korea

Minsnail Housing Co-op started as Minsnail Union, in 2011, as a student housing civil organization in Seoul, South Korea that sought to create more dormitories in universities.Read More

Co-op Stories Asia & Pacific Co-op Stories
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Social, affordable and co-operative housing in Europe – Case studies

The Housing Agency of Ireland has compiled 44 case studies from Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark, that respond to the various challenges of providing adequate housing. Read More

Austria Report
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Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade – A Cooperative Housing Perspective

To support the International Cooperative Alliance Blueprint launched in 2012, Cooperative Housing International has produced an interpretation for the international cooperative housing movement. Unlike other forms of consumer coop ...Read More

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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 trus ...Read More

Community Educational
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