“Yvonne Jenkins does not own the house she has lived in for the past 24 years, but she has not worried about her rent drastically increasing or being forced to move out at short notice.

At a time when a shortage of homes is pushing up rents and home ownership is becoming out of reach for many people, in certain ways she is cocooned from Australia’s housing crisis.

This is because she is part of a co-operative housing arrangement.”

Read the full article, Yvonne doesn’t own her home. This housing alternative means she never worries about rent, on SBS News, 25 June 2024

 

People have to be members to live in co-operative housing and take part in making decisions around the maintenance and operation of the dwellings. Source: Co-housing Cooperative

People have to be members to live in co-operative housing and take part in making decisions around the maintenance and operation of the dwellings. Source: Co-housing Cooperative