This guide which was shared with NASCO discusses different types of accessibility renovations for each room in the house, as well as the purposes that they can serve for people who need mobility aids. These renovations can improve the quality of life and overall safety of members living with a mobility impairment. You can read the full article here.
Below, are the recordings for NASCO Institue 2020 sessions by room. Please share lessons learned with your cooperatives and communities.
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Co-ops have a responsibility to maintain safe, warm, and attractive living spaces for their members. This PDF will help your co-op identify issues that already exist and suggest some basic ways to deal with them.
This House Maintenance Coordinator Handbook was created by Madison Community Cooperative (MCC) to serve as a reference guide. It includes a detailed role description, things to be aware of, responsibilities checklists, house tool library, delegation guidelines, Work Day guidelines, Madison fire code info, and recommendations for hiring contractors. MCC has shared this handbook with NASCO so that other co-ops may adapt it for their own use.
A selection of articles and resources related to home renovations to increase accessibility:
"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.
A resource for campus co-ops on leadership renewal and basic maintenance.
This is from Geoff Mayer's workshop on maintenance at Institute (2010).