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History of housing cooperative Mancasale and Coviolo

This short video tells the history of this housing cooperative, providing housing, cultural and social activities for its members. Through Fascism and war the cooperative today has 16 residential dwellings, 15 garages, 3 stores, 1 gym, and 5 local offices.

Homes for all in Ireland

In the 1960s and ’70s in Ireland, growing numbers of young couples sought access to affordable home-ownership. Inspired by the success of the credit union movement, which took off in Ireland in the 1950s, young people began to look towards the co-operative model to help fulfill their housing needs. Small, self-help co-operatives began to be formed to aid families in getting access [...]

From squatting to a home

The Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince still lies in ruins after a devastating earthquake which destroyed it in January 2010. Haiti has the largest population of any of the Caribbean nations but equally its people are some of the poorest. It is the poorest nation in the Americas. More than $US2 billion in aid has been fed into the country but the crisis has [...]

A Utopian Vision of University Housing

Two blocks from the UCLA campus, the University Cooperative Housing Association offers the university’s students, visiting scholars and faculty affordable accommodation, at an average cost of $500 a month including meals. Founded in 1938, UCHA, or “the Co-op”, as it is known to residents, also offers much more, as is clear from its mission statement: “To promote the social and general welfare [...]

How to feel at home

In 1644, English jurist Sir Edward Coke was quoted as saying: “For a man's house is his castle, et domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium,” or, one's home is the safest refuge for all. And so it was for the first members of the HSB Housing cooperatives in Sweden in the early 1900s. They felt as though their homes were at their disposal. Industrialisation [...]

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