These Land Trusts share a common mission: to support co-operative and non-profit housing and the low- and moderate income households they serve.
On Tuesday, February 17, Thom Armstrong, executive director of the Co‑operative Housing Federation of BC, spoke on Vancouver Co-op Radio’s co-operatives show, Each For All.
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.
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.
Housing cooperatives offer an effective, participatory approach to affordable housing that can boost urban innovation and resilience.
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.
Canada’s 2,200 housing co-ops provide secure, self-determined, community-oriented affordable housing to a quarter of a million people with wide ranging incomes and backgrounds. This short documentary visits five housing co-ops across Canada, interviewing members and managers about how co-op housing transforms neighbourhoods and improves people’s lives.
More than a home
Look for clip of the First Avenue Athlete’s Village Housing Co-operative (where I live) at 0:19, 0:33, 1:18, 2:08, 5:17, and 5:38.
This video was produced by Novel Pictures for the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada to commemorate the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives (IYC). It was selected as one of seven winners of the United Nations IYC Short Film Contest.