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2 August 2023
The days of the “mom-and-pop” landlord are largely behind us. Now, housing units are being snapped up or developed by large corporate entities and private-equity firms. It can be hard to figure out who actually owns a building. Homes being treated like major sources of capital, instead of places for people to live.
Erika Sagert, policy manager for the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, has been trying to identify just how many people are affected by this financialization of housing.
21 March 2023
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
CHF BC is dedicated to the principles of anti-racism and an end to racial discrimination. While much progress has been made, Indigenous peoples, and racialized and religious minority communities—including in housing co-ops—continue to face racism and discrimination every day.
1 February 2021
For many people. learning about anti-racism can be a difficult and personal process. It can often be difficult to no where to start. While we are all in different places in our journeys to be anti-racist, a good place to start — or check in with yourself — is by reading, watching, and learning.
There have been several resources produced in recent years on this topic. Here are some to get you started.
14 October 2020
If you think you know the co-op story, you might be in for a learning curve come October 31st. The Fall Education Conference kicks off with a plenary panel of Black and Indigenous anti-racism and co-op educators to discuss the history of co-ops, the lens of systemic racism through which we interpret that history and how both conscious and unconscious expressions of racism play out in our co-op communities today.