Housing co-operatives: an overview

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Published
26th March 2019
Last updated
6th November 2020
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Co-operative housing organisations have different governance arrangements; some are governed by all the members through general meetings; some have management committees or boards as their governing bodies.

The housing service can be delivered in different ways; volunteers may provide a hands-on service, directly employed staff or external service providers may be used, some lease their homes to other organisations to manage and there might be permutations of these.

The Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH) has worked in partnership with Co-operatives UK and the Wales Co-operative Centre to produce a range of model Rules documents for co-operative housing organisations which are compliant with the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. 

Read our overview of housing co-ops and download the model rules 

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