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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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Towards an International Platform

This video features six organisations that are coming together to create the urbaMonde Platform of Social Production of Habitat, aiming to give a voice to the people who create new innovative housing solutions on a grassroots level. Organizations involved: Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR), Habitat International Coalition (HIC), Co-operative Housing International (CHI), Grounded Solutions Network (GSN), Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF).Read More

Community Switzerland
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Tools and Instruments to Support Community-led Housing: an International Perspective

This video captures a roundtable discussion on community-led housing, access to land, technical assistance, finance and examples of successful policies and collaborations, bottlenecks and challenges. in Geneva, Switzerland, March 2017. The roundtable discussion was part of a three-day planning meeting for the urbaMonde Social Production of Habitat Platform.Read More

Community Switzerland
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TEDx – Ecological Co-housing at LILAC Leeds, UK by Paul Chatterton

 Paul Chatterton teaches in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds, with interests in campaigning techniques, urban social movements, urban development and how city centres are being privatised and corporatised, as we ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Governance or Management? Take the Quiz!

Take this quiz and see if you know the difference between the roles of your co‑op manager and board of directors. Follow-up test results with a Good Governance Action Plan. ...Read More

Governance Canada
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Building Strong Development Cooperation: Partnership Opportunities between Cooperatives and the EU

In 2000, United Nations (UN) member states recognised the need to build global partnerships for development and the exchange of expertise as one of the Millennium Development Goals. Across the international development field, part ...Read More

Financing and Development Global
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How To Start A Housing Co-op

Housing cooperatives are defined primarily by their legal structure: coop members own the housing collectively through shares in an organisation, rather than individually, as with a condo. Residents also govern the housing democratically, either directly or through elected representatives. Not just for students, coops can be home to support groups of low-income families, artists, elderly, disabled, and people with a common purposeRead More

Community United States of America
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Financing Co-operative and Mutual Housing

This report examines the current financing of social housing and contrasts it with other European countries (chapter 3), highlights some key issues that may affect the current financing model (chapter 4), outlines existing and new ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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What Is Co-operative and Mutual Housing?

No two co-operative and mutual housing schemes are the same. Part of what makes it successful is its ability to enable local people to develop housing in the way that is right for them.Read More

Community United Kingdom
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S.W.O.T. Analysis for Co-operatives

S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats), is a simple, but powerful business planning tool. It can assist a co-op to concentrate on what makes it strong, position a co-op to reduce threats, and hopefully leverage ...Read More

Governance United States of America
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