There are many forms of Cooperatives, some dating back as far back as the mid-1800's.
The first cooperative was formed in Scotland in the "Industrial Revolution" Mill Town
of New Lanark (this
"New Town" has been preserved in all its' glory).
Cooperatives exist throughout the World. Check out information on Cooperatives in
Europe and North America by region at: http://www.coop.org/welcome.htm
or visit the
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada at: http://www.chfc.ca
Cooperatives by nature are Non Profit. A Cooperative is formed to provide a Service to
its Members, not to generate profit and income. Normally, any "surplus" in operations
is returned to the user of the service (Members) by way of a dividend or
invested back into the project.
The Housing Co-ops listed on our "Project
Gallery" were either developed
by Acorn or are managed by Murdoch Management (or both).
If you care to contact us regarding any of these Housing
Cooperatives, please feel free to do so. Applications for each Co-op will be
available to download in our applications section.