Co-op housing can be a key part of the solution to the regional housing crisis. Last week, CEHL had the opportunity to meet with Dr Helen Haines, independent Federal member for the seat of Indi, and the members of Glenworth co-operative to learn about co-operative housing.

After hearing about Western Sydney University’s recent research on the Social Value of Housing Co-operatives in Australia, Dr Haines contacted CEHL to meet with co-op members and gain a better understanding of co-op living.

The Glenworth Housing Co-operative was established in 1995, with homes located in Rutherglen, Wahgunyah, and Beechworth, Victoria and their members shared their experiences and ideas.

Dr Haines is committed to solving the regional housing crisis, “making sure that everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home”.

CEHL looks forward to continuing its work at the federal level to advocate for an expanded and diverse housing co-op sector in Australia, to deliver housing stability and dignity to more Australians.

 

CEHL with Dr Helen Haines and Glenworth co-operative