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
12 Tips to Keep Your Units Full
Performance Report Q&A
Over-Housing under the Rental Assistance Program
Maintenance costs are a big part of your co-op’s annual budget. Unlike with your mortgage, insurance and property taxes...
COVID-19 has exposed the desperate need for more affordable housing. As part of the National Housing Strategy (NHS)...
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.
Co-ops without Paid Managers
Since 2007, the percentage of co-ops without paid help has fallen by more than half to a mere 3% of Agency clients. Another 12% just have a lonely bookkeeper.