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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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Local housing, community living: prospects for scaling up and scaling out community-led housing

This report by the Smith Institute highlights how community-led housing schemes in the UK have successfully met the needs and aspirations of local groups and communities. The research reveals that developments are innovative, have ...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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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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Community-led Housing Toolkit 1 & 2 and Key Resources Kit

Community-led Housing projects are run by individual community groups determined to build the types of homes that local people need and want. These projects are aimed at solving local problems through local control. Community-led ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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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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Community and Mutual Home Ownership: A Historical Review – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report surveys the history of community and mutual ownership and considers the implications for policy and practice in this area. In recent years, policy-makers have identified community and mutual ownership as making a sig ...Read More

Community United Kingdom
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Sustainable Use of Forests: an Urgent Global Challenge

The unsustainable exploitation of our planet’s forests is a major contributor to global warming and threatens the future of humanity. Co-operative Housing International believes that the co-operative family has a role to play to prevent the ongoing degradation of the forests and is calling all co-operatives to support its Sustainable Management Forest Initiative.Read More

Sustainability Global
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Financing Housing Co-operatives in a Credit Crunch

Financing the development of housing co-operatives is a challenge and more so in time of financial restrictions and uncertainty.  CHI members discussed the issue during a seminar held in November 2009 in Geneva.  Presentations w ...Read More

Financing and Development Global
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1,001 co-operative and community-led homes: the housing revolution starts here

This is a directory of co-operative and community-led housing schemes in England and Wales. It's an impressive and very diverse list put together by CHI member Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH). Read about the details o ...Read More

Financing and Development United Kingdom
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