The two main co-op models Common Equity Rental Housing Co-operative CERC and Community Managed Co-operative CMC are bothinvolved in the planning for their housing future and the future of the CEHL Housing Program.
What's the difference between the Co-op models?
The two models differ in the responsibilities that are carried out by the co-op and the level of active involvement required by their members.
|Co-op model||Member involvement||Select co-op members||Influence Housing Program||Manage co-op governance||Manage Tenancy, Finance & Maintenance|
Co-ops are run by members, for members
Each co-op is an independent organisation that meets the needs of it's own community. The focus, culture and requirements for active involvement of members will vary from co-op to co-op.
- manage governance and planning for their co-op's and member's needs
- have a say in the CEHL Housing Program and in decisions that affect their members housing
- elect co-op member representative to the CEHL Board
- input into Program Policies and key Program matters
- member co-ops may also act as landlord by managing tenancies, finances and maintenance (these functions are managed by CEHL for CMC's)
How CEHL works with Co-ops
CEHL provides :
- training and resourcing co-ops
- management of a portfolio of properties
- program management and administration and reports to government
CEHL offers additional services that co-ops may choose to take up on a fee for service basis eg: book-keeping