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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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International Policies to Promote Cooperative Housing

This publication offers an international review of the legal tools and public policies available to different levels of government to promote housing cooperatives. It also brings together policies that shape the production phase, impact housing management, and focus on maintaining the model over time. It is based on the analysis of case studies of cities, regions and countries where public policies have played a significant role in promoting housing cooperatives.Read More

Policy Europe Report
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Living Together for a Better Life: The Impact of Cooperative Housing on Health and Quality of Life

This study explores the mechanisms that explain the relationship between cooperative housing under a Grant-of-use model and health in Catalonia.Read More

Research Europe Research Paper
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Summary WIFO study: The Economic Impacts of Limited-Profit Housing Associations

There is a growing recognition amongst policymakers of the social and economic benefits of affordable and stable housing markets. Those benefits have been amplified by the ongoing pandemic and the financial difficulties many house ...Read More

Financing and Development Austria Research Paper
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CIRIEC Working Paper: The system of limited-profit housing in Austria: cost-rents, revolving funds, and economic impacts

Limited-profit housing plays a significant role in Austria’s housing market. Around a quarter of all households live in homes owned or managed by a limited-profit housing association (LPHA). These associations are characterised ...Read More

Financing and Development Austria Research Paper
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Household Debt on the Peripheries of Europe

“Household Debt on the Peripheries of Europe" discusses the invisible but suffocating pressure of household indebtedness on the peripheries of Europe. The aim of this publication and the working paper entitled "The Indebtedness ...Read More

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CLH Training – Governance in Community-Led Housing

This guidance is about good governance and the responsibilities of those who are charged with governing community-led housing organisations. It relates to G4 Basic Governance, L4 Excellence in Governance, and L5 Statutory, Legal, ...Read More

Governance Global Report
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Financing Co-operative and Mutual Housing

The Commission's final report on Cooperative and Mutual Housing (Bringing Democracy Home) highlighted the need for consideration of the role that cooperative and mutual housing could play in the national housing strategy. The Fina ...Read More

Financing and Development Global Report
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Precarious Housing in Europe by PusH Partners

Check out this project called Precarious Housing in Europe by PusH Partners. As part of an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership of seven European institutions, they are developing various small, interdisciplinary open-access textbooks a ...Read More

Advocacy Europe Educational
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Citizen Financing Mechanisms for Affordable Housing Production in Africa

This short study documents and disseminates 10 experiences of affordable housing production programs and projects in Africa, focusing in particular on their financial model and design. In December 2020, the Centre for Affordable H ...Read More

Financing and Development Africa Research Paper
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