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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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Self-Managed Cooperative Housing by Mutual-Assistance as Introduced in Central America between 2004 and 2016; the Attractiveness of the ‘FUCVAM’ Model of Uruguay

This paper, written by International Urban Planer/Housing Researcher, Jan Bredenoord, discusses the importance of cooperative housing through mutual assistance and collective ownership in Latin America. Cooperative housing is a fo ...Read More

Community Uruguay
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Housing in Uruguay

Architect, Alma Varela describes the dynamic processes for low-income housing in Uruguay. Alma Varela is Co-Director of Estudio Pons + Varela, designing and developing “Paperback Project” for Low-income Housing, prized and sp ...Read More

Financing and Development Uruguay
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How to Form a Co-operative

This resource from Ontario, Canada walks you through the basics of co-operatives, forming and operating a co-operative, and developing a business plan for a co-operative. ...Read More

Canada
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Building homes, creating communities, changing lives: A strategy for scaling up and maximising impact 2017-2021

Wales needs more homes, particularly homes that are affordable for people on low to middle incomes. Welsh Government has committed to delivering 20,000 affordable homes during the current Welsh Government term. Building on rich tr ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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World Habitat Awards 2017 – Winners and Finalists

As part of our collaboration with urbaMonde, we would like to highlight this years World Habitat Awards.  They tell some fantastic stories of what has been achieved globally to create safe homes where people can live free from t ...Read More

Community Global
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More than Housing – Baugenossenschaft mehr als wohnen

How will we live tomorrow? This question, which is essential to every housing project yet rarely addressed in practice, was posed at the beginning of a developmental process of several years that led to one of Europe’s most grou ...Read More

Financing and Development Switzerland
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Finalist World Habitat Awards 2017: Düzce Hope Homes

Düzce Hope Homes is the result of a 15 year rights-based struggle in Northern Turkey. A co-operative was set-up to fight for the right to housing to be extended to tenants - victims of earthquakes in 1999 - who did not receive po ...Read More

Financing and Development Turkey
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Community-led Housing: a Key Role for Local Authorities

Community-led Housing: a key Role for Local Authorities by the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network illustrates why and how municipal authorities across the UK are enabling and supporting Community-Led Housing.  The Housin ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Mutuality & accountability in the housing association sector

Mutuality & accountability in the housing association sector is the report of the Mutual Governance:Mutual Outcomes project, set up to explore the value of mutuality in mutual housing associations in the UK. Mutual housing associa ...Read More

Management United Kingdom
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