Policies

Performance Evaluation Plan Kalamazoo Collective Housing

This is Kalamazoo Collective Housing (KCH)’s Personal and Performance Evaluation Plan policy adopted in 2018. The full proposal is also included, which details their staff evaluation process combining varied common models, methods, and practices and tailored to their co-op’s specific needs. A template staff evaluation is included within the proposal. 

 

The Nuts and Bolts of Co-op Evictions (Ontario)

Celia Chandler provides an overview of the LTB process for co-op evictions in Ontario.
As of 2021, "It’s been seven years since housing co-ops evictions moved to Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). Celia Chandler works with many housing co-ops on member issues and will lead you through the nuts and bolts of evictions at this one-hour session. If you need to brush up on the co-op eviction process including navigating the LTB during COVID, this workshop is for you!"

 

Affordability and defining it for your co-op discussion guide

Cooperatives often include affordability in their mission and strive to maintain it. Members in the cooperative will all have different expectations and ideas of what this means when entering the cooperative. This discussion guide about affordability and defining it for your cooperative will help clarify member expectations and long-term planning for your cooperative.

NASCO Properties Co-op Policies

A collection of policies from housing co-ops that lease some or all of their buildings from NASCO Properties. Organized by policy area.

https://sites.google.com/a/nasco.coop/nasco-properties/np-coop-policies
 

Democracy at Work Institute Resource Library

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.

Kwunsensus Meeting Process (Modified Consensus)

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.