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Coop History Reports
A short history of co-operation and mutuality
There was co-operation before, and this is a short story of those roots of today’s co-operation and mutuality. A full history of co-operation and mutuality that weaves together the extraordinary ways in which the values of self-help and mutual aid have taken institutional form across cultures, is yet to be written. And it may be that, such is the breadth and diversity of co-operation over time, it would be a challenge to realise. This work is a sketch, no more.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING COOPERATIVES CONDITIONS AND PROSPECTS IN CHICAGO
Based on an analysis of census information; legislation, policies and practice in other jurisdictions; and focus groups discussions and surveys conducted for this purpose; this white paper will examine housing cooperatives, particularly the affordable housing cooperative model, and explore its viability as an affordable housing option for Chicago residents.
Cooperative Unification: Highlights From 1989 To Early 1999
This report describes cooperative unification activities, It discusses unification as a means of strategic positioning for cooperatives, given changing industry trends and conditions, and identifies the implications of unification and potential subsequent strategies. Highlights of unification activities, most of them among well-known cooperatives, are described for the 1 O-year period, January 1989 - April 1999. Selected activities are cataloged in the appendix, listed by date, naming the cooperatives involved with a brief description of what the unification entailed.
Brief history of coop housing
Cooperative housing is a relatively recent innovation. Its first known appearance was in 1720 in Renncs, France, when a large fire caused a desperate housing shortage. A cooperative effort there produced an apartment building in which the head of each family paid for his own apartment. Britain had cooperative housing in the mid-nineteenth
About United States of America
The first housing co-operatives were organized in New York Ciy in the late 1800s. Historically, the development of housing cooperatives in the US followed two paths: limited equity and market rate. Major co-op housing development happened after World War I in New York, San Francisco. and Chicago. mainly involving people with higher incomes. More than 10.000 dwelling units of limited equity co-operatives were sponsored by unions and built in New York City during the 1920s. Most of the union sponsored cooperatives survived the Great Depression of the 1930s, while most of the market rate housing co-operatives did not.
Affordable Housing Cooperatives
Chicago Mutual Housing Network and University of Illinois at Chicago, Natalie P.Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement
HISTORY OF COOPERATIVES IN THE UNITED STATES: AN OVERVIEW
Cooperative organizations have been organized throughout history to meet many different needs, often in response to economic and social stress. In the United States, cooperative organizations appeared very early, reflecting both the European heritage of early settlers and the basic need for cooperative solutions to rural conditions.
A Brief History of Affordable Housing Cooperatives In the United States
For over 75 years housing cooperatives have been a source of affordable housing. Currently, the 376,000 dwelling units of affordable cooperatives is equivalent to seventeen percent of the rent reduction units owned by public housing authorities. Understanding that affordable cooperatives have been developed under varying historical circumstances provides insights on how they could play a role in the future supply of affordable housing. The history of affordable co-ops starts during the 1920s and after World War II with the ethnic, union, and New York government financed co-ops. Through the 1960s and the early 1970s cooperatives were financed by various federal direct assistance programs. Since the late 1970s co-ops have been sponsored by nonprofit organizations and by federal and municipal government privatization programs. A workable institutional structure for affordable cooperatives has developed as a result of this historical evolution.