Members of housing co-ops in BC tell the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia (CHF BC) why it’s so important to find a rent supplement solution for low-income co-op members when federal subsidies end.
Co-op housing offers diverse and supportive communities with self-contained units, convenient amenities, and professional management staff.
On June 14, 2014, MP Mauril Bélanger was the guest of honour at the Athlete’s Village Housing Co-op for lunch and a tour of the facilities.
As part of a national campaign called You Hold the Key – Fix the Co op Housing Crunch, a rally on Parliament Hill will feature speakers from Canada’s housing co-ops, federal MPs and concerned co-op members.
Clips from Paul Tennant’s presentation at the Regeneration Forum 2014 in Toronto, Canada. Paul is the CEO of Orbit Group, UK. In these segments, he shares his experience on structural models that have strengthened housing delivery and speaks frankly about the tensions of scale and local delivery.
I recently came across a video by CU Planet about the role that Vancity Credit Union played in the foundation of the Athlete’s Village Housing Co-operative.
What sets co-operative housing apart from other housing is that they are democratic communities where residents make decisions on how their co-op operates.
Vancity recently profiled Athlete’s Village Housing Cooperative as part of their effort support stable and affordable housing for our communities.
Accomplished U.S. affordable housing developer Doris Koo (Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.) keynote presentation at the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada‘s 2013 annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta. She explains explains to 600 co-op delegates how Canada’s co-operative housing movement can leverage over $5 billion in real estate assets to innovate and grow.
The Village is one of many short films created by a group of young media-makers discussing the housing crisis in Vancouver, BC, Canada, as part of the Housing Matters Media Project in partnership with the Housing Justice Project at UBC. Continue reading