Chart comparing the Rental, Group-Equity Co-op, Equity Co-op (limited or market-rate), Condominium, and Single Family Home models, from the perspectives of control, finance, and liability.
- Bloomington Cooperative Living (Indiana, 2011)
- CHÜVA - Cooperative Housing at the University of Virginia (Virginia, 2005)
- Cooperative Roots (California, 2006)
- Kalamazoo Collective Housing (
Presented by Daniel Miller (NASCO Staff) & Emily Ng (UHAB)
Co-ops can live in a grey area between residential and commercial, between formal and flexible, and between the collective and the individual. This can be a powerful advantage if your coop wants to negotiate the nest lease for a property - but your model might be unfamiliar to a landlord. These resources are meant to help you learn how to lower your lease payments, win more autonomy for your coop, and set yourself up for growth in the future.
Session materials from "Implementing Intentional Affordability," which was led by Jeff Bessmer (Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op) at NASCO Institute 2013.
A video by the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Created and narrated by Janelle Orsi.
This video describes how housing might be owned in a more economically sustainable future, and explains how California's Assembly Bill 1024 (Torres) can remove legal barriers to housing cooperatives in our communities. Learn more at http://www.theselc.org/AB1024.