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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.

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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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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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The Phoenix, South East Housing Co-operative in Australia

South East Housing Co-operative in Victoria, Australia was founded through a merger of four co-operatives in 2000.  They sought to consolidate community assets and ensure members would have control over an efficent and effective ...Read More

Community Australia
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Promoting Cooperatives – International Labour Organization (ILO) Recommendation 193 on the Promotion of Cooperatives

The ILO views cooperatives as important in improving the living and working conditions of women and men globally as well as making essential infrastructure and services available even in areas neglected by the state and investor-driven enterprises. Cooperatives have a proven record of creating and sustaining employment – they provide over 100 million jobs today; they advance the ILO’s Global Employment Agenda and contribute to promoting decent work.Read More

Legal Global
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The Guidance Notes on the Co-operative Principles

Updated Guidance Notes on the Co-operative Principles, edited by David Rodgers, former President of Co-operative Housing InternationalRead More

Governance Global
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LILAC – Mutual Home Ownership Community in Leeds, England

LILAC, a housing co-op located in Leeds, England is a good case study not only of a different model of co-op housing as well as sustainable technology and practices. David Rodgers, former president of CHI and current London Boroug ...Read More

Sustainability United Kingdom
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What’s new in Sustainable Forest Management?

 The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2013 reports that the development of new refinement processes has led to the production of new and more affordable wood based products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT). The report sta ...Read More

Sustainability Global
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How Can Housing Co-operatives Contribute to Reducing Climate Change?

This paper brings some new insights to the significant role that the housing cooperatives can play in energy-efficiency in housing, aiming to fill the existent gap in the literature in this field. Paper written for the Enhr Conference in Toulouse July 2011 by Enkeleda Kadriu and Dr Gabriele WendorfRead More

Sustainability Germany
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HSB Sweden – Living Lab

  The HSB Living Lab is a research project taking place in a specially built residential building for students, located on the Chalmers campus in Gothenburg, Sweden. The students and researchers are trying different products, ...Read More

Sustainability Sweden
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