Unlocking the doors: legal and financial pathways to resident-led housing

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This guide is for people wanting to set up collaborative housing in Australia.

It is based on research and consultation with resident groups and experts in the field.

Download the guide now.

We hope the guide becomes used by groups like a workbook that you use and test thoroughly.

We want it to be a circular guide where your experience of using it is fed back for us to update and improve on so that all cohousing and collaborative housing groups can benefit.

For now, please email feedback to research@cohousing.org.au with the subject line: Cohousing guide feedback. In future, we hope to make the guide available on a platform in which collaborative housing groups can provide feedback and share resources and useful experience.

The guide was produced by:

  • Caitlin Mcgee, Institute of Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney,
  • Dr Matt Daly, Sustainable Building Research Centre, University of Wollongong

and funded by a City of Sydney Knowledge Exchange Grant awarded in June 2022.

The Steering Committee for the project included members:

  • CoHousing Australia
  • Sydney Cohousing
  • AGEncy
  • NewCoh (Newcastle Collaborative Housing), and,
  • two researchers.

The guide was launched on Friday 25 August 2023 at the ResHub (Research Hub) at UTS.