Staff & Managers Conference 2018 is right around the corner!

Taking place May 6-8, 2018 in Boston, MA, NASCO's Staff & Managers Conference is a cooperative education and training program that is designed specifically to meet the needs of staff and managers of campus-based housing cooperatives. The conference serves as a collective learning forum that strives to empower campus co-op staff from across Canada and the United States. Conference participants share ideas through workshops, discussions, peer consultancy, and informal networking. Online registration closes Thursday, May 3.

Movement News

Co-op residents want cooperative housing recognized by the city
The City of Austin's current land code lumps co-ops in with sorority and fraternity houses, halfway houses and dormitories. Co-op residents want their homes to be recognized as a distinct type of housing. Watch the video here.

Canadian Federal government committed to the important role of cooperatives

The Canadian Government has a plan to strengthen the role cooperatives play in Canada’s success. Read the full news release.

Co-op Stories


Riverton Community Housing expands presence near Minneapolis campus

Despite an influx of luxury apartments near the University of Minnesota, NASCO member, Riverton Community Housing has expanded its campus presence by building more affordable, co-op housing complexes. Full story.

Inside Eugene’s historic student housing co-ops

Co-op members say they see their houses as a respite from a sometimes harsh and difficult environment. Take a peek into what it is like inside NASCO member, Students' Cooperative Association in Eugene, OR.

Refuge in a South Side Chicago co-op

Before the federal Fair Housing Act passed 50 years ago, people of color were flagrantly, and frequently, prohibited from renting, buying or financing homes in areas where the population was mostly white. some black Chicagoans found homes, and refuge, in London Towne Houses, a South Side co-op. Read on.

MSU SHC combating climate change one solar panel at a time

The MSU Student Housing Cooperative is doing more to make their houses more sustainable. Learn how one member is driving the change.

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Events calendar



Staff & Managers Conference

May 7-8, 2018

CommonBound by the New Economy Coalition

June 22-24, 2018


Allied Media Conference

June 14-17, 2018


Worker Cooperative National Conference 2018

September 14-16, 2018


NASCO Cooperative Education and Training Institute

November 2-4, 2018
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