Co-operative Housing Ireland provides support and advice to those wishing to start new housing co-operatives. At a minimum, you will need seven people who are willing to adopt a shared set of Rules. The Rules of new co-operatives can be supplied by Co-operative Housing Ireland and the Association can also provide support in registering with the Registrar of Friendly Societies.
If you are thinking about starting a new housing co-operative, we recommend considering:
What form of tenure you are aiming for (rental, ownership, shared-ownership, etc.)?
Have you formed a group with a minimum of seven members?
Does your group have access to any appropriate sites?
What sources of finance might be available to you?
To discuss whether co-operative housing might be right for you, please contact us at [email protected]
Co-operative Housing Ireland is an Approved Housing Body (AHB) and works closely with various stakeholders in the housing sector, including Local Authorities, Government, aspiring home owners, tenants and developers, to provide high quality social-rented and home ownership co-operative homes across the country.