Join CDF next week for a webinar launching their new Affordable Housing Initiative


The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) is launching an Affordable Housing Initiative to educate communities and decision-makers about opportunities for resident and/or community-owned and controlled housing to advance racial equity and strengthen long-term housing stability. Join CDF on Thursday, March 16 at 3 pm EST for a webinar to kick off the new initiative.

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During this webinar, you’ll learn how cooperative housing models can help communities nationwide struggling to preserve and increase affordable options for their residents. You’ll also:

  • Learn how affordable, shared equity ownership models work, where they exist and what they need to thrive directly from representatives from the national organizations providing the expertise and support for these housing communities: National Association of Housing CooperativesROC USA®Grounded Solutions Network and the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB).
  • Get a first look at “Trends in Shared Equity Housing,” a new landscape scan commissioned by CDF on the models and their history, financing and technical assistance needs by a group from The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.
  • Watch a video about Seabury Housing Cooperative residents working together to preserve their affordable housing co-op in New Haven, CT. Against incredible odds, Seabury is celebrating more than 50 years of ownership and community amid an atmosphere of hope.
  • Hear the story of the largest housing co-op in the country—Co-op City in New York—from Annemarie Sammartino, professor of History at Oberlin College, who grew up in Co-op City and is the author of the recent book “Freedomland: Co-op City and the History of New York.”

Primary support for the Affordable Housing Initiative is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation. Additional resources are provided by the Cooperative Development Fund and the Do Well to Do Good funds honoring cooperative hero Chuck Snyder.

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