Our Co-operative Housing project offers support and advice to new and existing organisations looking to develop housing co-operative schemes in Wales.
The goal of the Co-operative Housing project is to develop and stimulate demand for the Co-operative Housing approach throughout Wales. Support is available to new and existing housing co-operatives at any stage of development. So far the project has helped develop 130 new homes and trained 230 people to manage their accommodation effectively.
Housing co-operatives are groups of people who collectively own and manage their accommodation – from shared houses, to blocks of flats, to entire housing estates. Together they take responsibility for arranging repairs, making decisions about rent and who joins or leaves the co-operative. Living in a housing co-operative can be a good way to get affordable housing and gives people more control over where they live.
The Co-operative Housing project is funded by The Nationwide Foundation and Welsh Government and delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre.
"When starting my post I was completely new to the sector with little knowledge of Co-operatives. I found the knowledge and expertise provided to be key to my success in my role. I also found confidence in the fact that the team were only an email away and happy to help with any query."
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