In 2021, NASCO conducted interviews with 28 member co-ops using a standardized set of questions regarding several areas of co-op health: governance, legal obligations, finances, membership, education, maintenance, leadership, staffing, community engagement, and quality of life for members.
In this report, NASCO has aggregated the results of all co-op health assessments to offer an overall picture of our sector's health. The goals of this report include:
- Document and share best practices among different group equity housing cooperatives
- Offer member co-ops a long-term outside view of their own growth
- Suggest goals to member co-ops that are not yet commonly adopted but which are emerging practices in member cooperatives
The report includes areas where co-ops are performing well, areas where there is room for growth, recommendations for member co-ops, how NASCO will respond to the needs seen here, examples to learn from, member missions, and trends across types of co-ops.