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18-04-2007, 09:38 AM
"Want to Start a Housing Co-operative?"
A Conversation about the Basics / April 25, 2007

Time: 7-9 p.m. @ MHBC, 10867 - 97 St. (pink house)
Free / Infoline: 995-6819 / E: [email protected]

Guest-presenter: Carol Murray

Context: unhappy with the insecurity/expense of renting, many Canadians are turning to co-op housing for a secure, affordable home in a community setting. It doesn't matter who you are: if you want to live in a co-op and are ready to accept & live by the terms & conditions of membership, you're welcome.

Housing Co-ops are controlled by their members, with voice & vote in all decisions about their housing. In a typical housing co-op, from one-quarter to three-quarters of households pay an affordable monthly charge. Housing co-ops operate at cost & housing charge rises only as the co-op's costs increase.

In a non-profit housing co-op you are a voting member who volunteers to help with co-op operations; you are part of a community where neighbours look out for one another living in housing that stays affordable because it's run on a non-profit basis and is never resold. And you are also part of a larger community through the Canadian Co-operative Association. Join us & learn about it!

About: Carol Murray has over 10 years experience as a consultant & facilitator, providing strategic planning, governance/management support to co-ops & non-profit groups in Alberta. She is also the Director of Co-op Development for the Alberta Community and Cooperative Association.

Sponsored by: Edmonton Immigrant Men Support Network Society
T: (780) 474-6058 / C: 995-6819 / E: [email protected]


18-04-2007, 12:31 PM
Housing co-ops can be done right and done wrong.

When they're done wrong the results can be very, very bad.