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Housing Cooperatives

Affordable Housing Cooperatives: Their Conditions and Prospects in Chicago
Chicago Mutual Housing Network, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Natalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement
April 2004

After the Mortgage is Paid Off: Changes to the Governing Documents,
by Randall A. Pentiuk
Pentiuk, Couvreur, & Kobiljak, P.C.
2003

An Assessment of Loan Regulations for Rural Housing Cooperatives
by Anne Reynolds of UWCC and Hugh Jeffers of NCB Development Corporation.
This report includes case studies of four USDA- funded rural housing cooperatives
Photos accompany the report.

Association for Resident Control of Housing
84 Milton St,
Arlington MA 02474
phone: (781) 777-1119

RCH (the Association for Resident Control of Housing) is a non-profit organization well known for its support of residents creating resident-controlled housing in New England. ARCH works with all types of resident-controlled housing, from limited equity co-ops, to condos, to mutual housing.

A Brief History of Affordable Housing Cooperatives in the United States
Gerald Sazama, University of Connecticut 1996

Chicago Mutual Housing Network:
2125 W. North Ave,
Chicago, IL 60647
phone: (312) 278-4800

The Chicago Mutual Housing Network is a federation of organizations (co-ops, condominiums, and resident management companies) and their many supporters. It is dedicated to the development of more and better housing for low to moderate-income families in Chicago through the expansion of mutual housing models. The Network offers established mutual housing organizations the advantages of scale, pooled resources and expert information such as start-up advice and legal directions.

The Cohousing Network
Cohousing communities balance the traditional advantages of home ownership with the benefits of shared common facilities and ongoing connections with your neighbors. These cooperative neighborhoods are one of the most promising solutions to many of today's most challenging social and environmental concerns. If you are new to the cohousing concept, take a look at What Cohousing Is and our Frequently Asked Questions of interest

Confederation of Co-operative Housing UK
The UK organisation for housing co-operatives, tenant-controlled housing organisations and regional federations of housing co-ops

Co-op Counsel's Corner: A Comparison Between Condominiums and Cooperatives
by Charles Bassford, Esq.. This article was originally published in Homestead Happenings, the Homestead Housing Center Newsletter - 4th Quarter 1996.

Cooperative Housing for Rural America
CIR 53. 1996. 6-page brochure by Tracey Kennedy
USDA Rural Development

Cooperative Housing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Cooperative Success,
Northcountry Cooperative Foundation in partnership with Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund
2003

Cooperative Services, Inc (CSI)
25900 Greenfield, No. 326
Oak Park, MI 48237-1267
phone: (248) 967-4000.

CSI is a private, non-profit housing cooperative that promotes a model of affordable resident-assisted housing for seniors. CSI has 32 individual co-op apartment buildings that house 5,000 independent living senior members.

Cooperatives: A Housing Alternative for Rural America
Service Report 45. 32 pgs. 1995. Tracey Kennedy, Andrew Jermolowicz, Mary Ann Lambert, John Reilly and Beverly Rotan
USDA Rural Development

Co-ops Should Be Part Of Solution To Canada's Housing Crisis
by Ian Skelton
October 2002

Home Base: The Playbook for Cooperative Development
While this NCB Capital Impact publication guide is written specifically with cooperatives in mind, it is a useful tool for anyone undertaking a major multifamily real estate development project. Home Base is primarily intended for consumers, providing tenant groups and nonprofit developers a clear, step-by-step process for conversion to, or construction of, cooperative buildings. To download the guide or order a free copy, visit http://www.ncbcapitalimpact.org.

Keys to Successful Cooperative Housing
Service Report 44. 12 pgs. 1995. Tracey Kennedy, Andrew Jermolowicz, Mary Ann Lambert, John Reilly, and Beverly Rotan
USDA Rural Development

Knowing your governance documents,
by Randall A. Pentiuk
Pentiuk, Couvreur, & Kobiljak, P.C.
2003

More than just housing .. Co-op Housing
University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
2003

National Association of Housing Cooperatives
1614 King St.,
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-5201

The leading housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing and strong, viable communities for all Americans particularly those for low - and moderate- incomes.

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Manufactured Housing Park Program

The Manufactured Housing Park Program offers loans, technical assistance and development expertise in existing and new manufactured housing parks. They do this through three programs: The Cooperative Assistance Team, which helps residents buy and manage their parks as cooperatives to stabilize the costs and improve living conditions. The Cooperative Home Loan Program, which provides purchase, refinance and home equity loans on houses in eligible cooperative communities.

Refinancing Your Mortgage,
Randall A. Pentiuk
Pentiuk, Couvreur, & Kobiljak, P.C.
2003

The Role of Limited-Equity Cooperatives in Providing Affordable Housing,
Thomas J. Miceli, Gerald W. Sazama, C.F. Sirmans, 1994

Rural Cooperative Housing for Older Adults: An Emerging Challenge for Extension Educators
by Jill Eversole Nolan and Thomas W. Blaine
Journal of Extension April 2001

Senior Cooperative Foundation
Information on senior housing cooperatives

Starting Housing Cooperatives is now available as part of our online manual, Cooperatives: A Tool for Community Economic Development.

Supporting Identity and Social Needs: The many faces of co-op housing
by Ian Skelton
October 2002

Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB)
120 Wall St., 20th Fl
New York, NY 10005
phone: (212)479-3300

The UHAB works to make cooperative ownership opportunities available to the lowest income residents of some of America's most distressed neighborhoods.

We Own Network
Boston, Massachusetts

Your source of information about Housing Cooperatives or any other type of affordable, resident controlled multi-family housing.

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