Managing Your Business
Housing co-operatives are small businesses formed to provide housing for their members. They prosper best when they are fully occupied and members pay their housing charges in full and on time.
A housing co-op is not a complex business, but it takes work to keep it going. As the steward of your business, your board’s job is to see that the business thrives so that members’ homes are not only affordable, but a good place to live.
How-to information and resources can help your co-op succeed, but your board, staff and members will have to do the work yourselves.
Hundreds have done it and so can your co-op. Let’s get started.
Project Management Guide
2023 Utility Allowances for Alberta
2023 Utility Allowances for British Columbia
2023 Utility Allowances for PEI
2023 Utility Allowances for Ontario
Co-op and Rental Housing in 2023: What to Expect
The Agency is excited to present some cautious predictions about rental and co-op housing markets in 2023. We...
A Closer Look at Action Plan Goals
CMHC’s Rental Assistance Program (FCHI-2) has introduced a new requirement—submitting an Action Plan every three years...
A well-run housing co-op is a business where success depends on teamwork. When everyone is doing their part, the board is able to look to the co-op’s future. Staff can get their job done because the board has their back. Best of all, members can enjoy a great community life together.
Find out how your co-op measures up and how to be a better business.
Plans in Action
The average co-op with an approved capital replacement plan tucks away more than $3,600 per unit in reserves each year--triple the 2007 amount. Does their future hold better windows? New kitchens? Savings mean more choices.