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Resources

Welcome to Co-operative Housing International’s resources section. In this section you will find up-to-date information from around the world. We aim to give housing co-ops 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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The Co-operative Housing International Good Governance Test

The purpose of the Governance Test is to provide a means for housing co-ops affiliated to CHI to measure their standards of governance and to help them develop a good governance action plan to improve governance in weaker areas.  ...Read More

Governance 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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Best Practices and Strategies among the Leading Affordable Housing Developers and Owners

British-American Peer-to-Peer Exchange: Sharing Best Practices and Strategies among the Leading Affordable Housing Developers and Owners The exchange, which was sponsored by the Housing Partnership Network (US) and the National Ho ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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Co-operators

Cooperators is a collection of contributions by members and staff writing about their experiences of co-operation and co-operatives. Without co-operators there are no co-operatives. Most of the contributors are involved with housi ...Read More

Community Australia
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Climate-Proofing Social Housing Landscapes

Climate-Proofing Social Housing Landscapes, a project run by Groundwork London in the UK in partnership with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, aims to demonstrate how to prepare and adapt in order to future-proof exist ...Read More

Sustainability United Kingdom
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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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Students and Housing Cooperatives

Student housing cooperatives have become very popular in the USA and many of these housing co-operatives are members of organizations such as NASCO. Unlike a resident who acquires shares at market rates to earn the right to occupy ...Read More

Community Global
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Bringing Democracy Home

'Bringing Democracy Home' shows that the benefits extend beyond the performance indicators: people who live in democratically owned or managed housing take more responsibility, and feel a greater sense of belonging, identity and o ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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TEDx – Co-housing: Community at its Best

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live in a place where you’re surrounded by a supportive network of neighbors who share with you the joys and sorrows of life? Doctor Erica Elliott found such a place, a co-housing ...Read More

Community United States of America
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