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.
CHF Canada On-line Resource Centre
Project Management Guide
Case Studies of Housing Projects with Operating Agreements That Have Ended
Sample Statutory Declaration Form
Annual Health Check Video
What is Hawthorne Housing Co-operative thinking? Many co-ops would view its healthy condition with envy and look for no...
There’s no doubt that, as a group, the Agency’s client housing co-operatives are continuing to produce better results....
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.
Capital Plans and Contributions
Question: Which Agency clients are best at planning for their future?
Answer: The 26% with approved capital reserve plans. These co-ops contribute 68% more to their capital reserve than those without a plan.