Co-ops in Solidarity

Check in with the movement! These days, we are deepening our understanding of the power that creativity, resilience, and connection have on ensuring that our organizations are sustainable for future cooperators.

We created a Slack Channel for members and friends to share resources and brainstorm ideas related to COVID-19 response in their co-ops including:
  • House protocol
  • Financial resilience
  • Coordinating move-ins
  • Assisting ill members
  • & More
We are updating our resource list for co-ops almost daily. See NASCO's Updates & COVID-19 Resources here.
Join the conversation
You're invited to a Co-op Solidarity Social this Thursday. This is a space for co-opers from all over the US and Canada to come together (virtually) in solidarity and in practice of community care.

Our first social will be centered around sharing what we're doing in our co-ops to lift spirits and foster togetherness through challenging conditions. Details here. 

Co-op Economic Resources & Responses

Assessing the Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Cooperatives

Housing cooperatives, please share your situation with us so that we can coordinate a broader response to help co-ops work through the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. 

COVID-19 Loan Application Assistance

Your co-op may qualify for a Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or a Shared Capital Emergency Loan. We are providing direct technical assistance to cooperatives filing a loan application. To contact NASCO staff about loan application assistance, please click here.

Homes For All

NASCO recognizes that the home is a fundamental structure needed to survive and build collective immunity. We stand in solidarity with movements for housing security led by frontline communities such as Right to the City's movement for homes for all.   

We also recognize community ownership as an alternative to the extractive real estate practices that are failing communities during this time. We are reminded now that the history of the cooperative movement is a history of resistance and that many cooperatives started with rent strikes or occupations.

NASCO stands in support of those who are withholding rent to for-profit landlords while also encouraging our members to pay rent to their cooperatives if they can, to show their commitment to community ownership and keep our institutions alive and our housing affordable for future members.

NASCO's Newest Board Members

NASCO looks to our Board Directors to keep us grounded in the increasingly important work of our members and our larger network as we continue to provide resources, direct assistance, and connection to the North American cooperative sector.

Have you met our newest Board members yet? Click here to read about the experiences and skills that our new Directors bring to NASCO.

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