A City of Housing Co-operatives – It Exists!

The Bronx in New York City might not be the first place you would think of in relation to co-operative housing. Specifically on this side of the Atlantic, we might consider the Netherlands, Sweden or Germany as key examples of the success of the co-operative housing movement. However, New York offers an insight into a ambitious project to develop a …

Thinking of housing? Think co-operative.

Many of us are all too familiar with the housing market in Ireland. Looking to rent or buy is a process that inflicts dread upon thousands every year across Ireland. With headlines swirling such as; Buying your first home: Tips to keep you sane through the process, House Hunting? Here Are Some Ways To Minimise The Stress Of Getting A …

Why Young People Should Explore Housing Co-operatives

Housing in Ireland can be a difficult process for many, specifically for those seeking tenancies in the private rented sector. In Ireland, an estimated 63% of all rented housing is occupied by those aged between 18-34. Coinciding with this is a worrying upward trend in youth homelessness, with Focus Ireland estimating a 78% increase in homelessness of those aged between …

What Are Housing Co-operatives?

Co-operatives — the term may well sound very familiar. We may idea of what they are and how they work, but what exactly is a housing co-operative? Do different models exist? What approaches to co-operative housing are there? What are the funding systems? Over the course of this article, we’ll aim to explain what exactly housing co-operatives are, how they …