Equity and Affordability with Housing Cooperatives

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
CM | 1.25
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Many communities are in need of new opportunities for affordable and equitable housing options. Housing cooperatives are an important resource to meet housing needs, offering flexibility in the types and structure of housing cooperatives, financial benefits for co-op members, a sense of community, pride of ownership, and stability in the housing market. However, effective governance and ensuring adequate reserves for maintenance are typical challenges in cooperative housing.

Session participants will learn about how planning and land use considerations to support cooperative housing. Examples will be provided for small towns and rural areas as well as cities, as well as the popular model of senior housng cooperatives.


Andrew Reicher , UHAB , New York , NY (see bio)
Kathleen McMahon , AICP , Applied Communications , Whitefish , MT (see bio)
Deborah Myerson , AICP , South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities , Bloomington , IN (see bio)
Dennis Johnson , Cooperative Housing Resources , Shoreview , MN (see bio)