A collection of policies from housing co-ops that lease some or all of their buildings from NASCO Properties. Organized by policy area.
Governance Info / Legal Documents
Sample leases from several NASCO co-ops.
The Democracy at Work Institute is building a comprehensive Resource Library that will include a wide range of materials, including academic papers, start-up toolkits, curriculum samples, actual documents from existing worker cooperatives, and more. The topic list below provides a map of the resources that will be available. We are also continuing to publish additional resources on a daily basis.
The Inter Cooperative Council at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor uses a modified consensus process, called "Kwunsensus," for their board decision making. This process was created by and named after an ICC member. This document is an excerpt from the ICC standing rules, which includes an overview of the process, a table to guide with decision making, and a process flowchart.
A sample board training manual, including basic board roles and responsibilities, interactions with staff, and an overview of operations.
"Cooperation Begins With You: An orientation handbook for student housing cooperative boards of directors."
Written by Karin Evans for the North American Students of Coopration, Copyright 1981.
The Annual Report of the NASCO ("NASCO Education") Board, FYE 2007.