Housing co-operatives

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Student Co-op Homes

Student Co-op Homes Student Co-op Homes is a multistakeholder co-operative (independent of Students for Cooperation) that brings together student housing co-operatives and supporter-investors to raise finance to purchase property to lease to student housing co-operatives. The lease income is then used to finance the purchase of further properties. In 2019/2020 SCH raised £320,000 through a …

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SEASALT Housing Co-operative

SEASALT Housing Co-operative SEASALT (South East Students Autonomously Living Together) is a 7-member student housing co-operative in Brighton who have been living in their property since September 2021. The co-operative was founded in spring 2018 following students union elections at the University of Sussex and feasibility discussions in Brighton. Their goal is to create affordable, …

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Sheffield Student Housing Co-operative

Sheffield Student Housing Co-operative Sheffield Student Housing Co-operative (SSHC) is a 5-member housing co-op and one of the UK’s first student housing co-ops. SSHC started organising in 2012 and succeeded in securing their first house in September 2015. Like Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative, the house was purchased by the Phone Co-op (now part of Midcounties Co-operative) …

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Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative

Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative (BSHC) opened its doors in July 2014. Since then BSHC has offered an alternative for students in Birmingham who are interested in a co-operative and democratic form of living which differs from the typical student experience of renting in the overpriced and undemocratic private sector. Co-operative Living, …

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Student Co-op Homes launches £2m share issue

A pioneering new federation of student housing co-operatives, Student Co-op Homes, has been launched. Using a community share offer, SCH hopes to raise up to £2,000,000 to purchase properties across Britain to be leased to student housing co-ops. Individuals, fellow co-ops, and like-minded organisations can support the campaign by purchasing shares in Student Co-op Homes …

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Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative

Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative With 106 members, Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative is the UK’s largest student housing co-operative. ESHC was founded in 2013 and opened its doors on Wright’s Houses in Bruntsfield in August 2014. The co-operative is split into 24 flats (3, 4, and 5 beds) across two neighbouring buildings (though there’s a pub …

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