Co-operative Housing

Our Co-operative Housing project offers support and advice to new and existing organisations looking to develop housing co-operative schemes in Wales.

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The goal of the Co-operative Housing project is to develop and stimulate demand for the Co-operative and Community-led Housing approach throughout Wales. Support is available to new and existing community-led schemes 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.

Contact our Co-operative Housing team for support.

"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."

Co-operative housing client


Pink – Housing Co-operative
Blue – Tenant Management Organisation
Light green – Community Land Trusts
Dark green – Intentional Community
Purple – Co-housing
Orange – Self build
Yellow – Use co-operative principles in housing management

If you would like to add your scheme to our Directory, please email your details to

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