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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.

If you have a resource to share please email info@chi.coop.
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Community and Mutual Home Ownership: A Historical Review – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report surveys the history of community and mutual ownership and considers the implications for policy and practice in this area. In recent years, policy-makers have identified community and mutual ownership as making a sig ...Read More

Community United Kingdom
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Sustainable Use of Forests: an Urgent Global Challenge

The unsustainable exploitation of our planet’s forests is a major contributor to global warming and threatens the future of humanity. Co-operative Housing International believes that the co-operative family has a role to play to prevent the ongoing degradation of the forests and is calling all co-operatives to support its Sustainable Management Forest Initiative.Read More

Sustainability Global
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1,001 co-operative and community-led homes: the housing revolution starts here

This is a directory of co-operative and community-led housing schemes in England and Wales. It's an impressive and very diverse list put together by CHI member Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH). Read about the details o ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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How do we build up the community-led housing sector?

Today, the sector is small in the UK compared with our neighbours on the near continent, and more needs to be done if it is to become mainstream including more support from government. A report from the Smith Institute, a left-of- ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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How Cities and States Are Fighting Gentrification’s Displacement Factor

Government and non-profit organizations in America have developed a variety of strategies to preserve housing affordability for those most affected by gentrification and revive distressed communities. There are very good examp ...Read More

Financing and Development United States of America
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Guide to Developing New Co-operative Homes in the UK

New-Co-operative-and-Community-led-Homes-2017 is a basic guide for community groups, local authorities, housing associations, housing co-operatives and others in the UK who are interested in exploring the development of new co-operative and community-led homes.Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Research into the potential demand for co-operative housing in Wales

This report presents the findings on the public perceptions of co-operative housing in Wales. For those who want to learn more about the sector it sets the scene, provides cases studies and gives a set of practical recommendations to take this forward across Wales.Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Co-operative Housing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Co-operative Success

This Co-operative Housing Toolbox is designed for use by housing cooperative boards of directors, resident members and co-op partners. It defines what a cooperative is, highlights the history of the cooperative movement, explains how co-ops are managed and governed, explores what co-op members can do to recognise and weed out problems early on and provides guidelines that allow the best elements of cooperative living to take root and grow.Read More

Financing and Development United States of America
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Financing Housing Co-operatives in a Credit Crunch

Financing the development of housing co-operatives is a challenge and more so in time of financial restrictions and uncertainty.  CHI members discussed the issue during a seminar held in November 2009 in Geneva.  Presentations w ...Read More

Financing and Development Global
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