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Resources

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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City in a City

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 co-op, 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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Multi-Tenure Developments: Best Practice Approaches to Design, Development and Management

This report on best practices for multi-tenure developments is based on extensive research and looks at bringing together social, affordable and private housing in multi-tenure developments that deliver vibrant communities that wo ...Read More

Financing and Development Australia
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Building Community Support for Community Housing

There is often resistance to the development of new housing in local communities and community housing providers can face an uphill battle convincing people to support new social and affordable housing. This toolkit by the Federa ...Read More

Community Australia
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The Co-operative Housing Sector in Angola

Angola’s National Urbanism and Housing Programme (PNHU) identified Cooperative Housing as one of the four key strategies adopted to meet the country’s deficit of more than one million dwelling units. The PNHU set a target for ...Read More

Financing and Development Angola
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Co-operative Housing in Estonia

Presentation about Estonian Union of Housing Cooperatives  EKÜL by Andres Jaadla, Founder and Chairman of the board - ​and Member  of the board of Housing Europe. The Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associ ...Read More

Management Estonia
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Co-op Housing: What It Is and How It Works

This article is a few years old but it explains really well what co-operative housing is all about and how it differs from low-income housing or social housing in Canada. Unlike privately owned low-income housing or City-run “ ...Read More

Community Canada
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More than just Housing…. Co-op Housing

This guide by the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Center (UWCC) attempts to answer questions regarding ownership, responsibilities, and benefits of living in a housing cooperative. ...Read More

Governance United States of America
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Cooperatives: Principles and Practices in the 21st Century

This publication is the fourth and most extensive revision of the Marvin A. Schaars’ text, Cooperatives, Principles and Practices, University of Wisconsin Extension—Madison, Publication A1457, July 1980. What has come to be kn ...Read More

Financing and Development United States of America
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