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This class covers the basics of the Cooperative Business Model with a particular focus on co-ops as a tool to create affordable housing.

Are high rents in Austin getting you down? Do you want to live in a community rather than just a complex? Housing cooperatives could be for you! Across the country, people of all ages and stages of life are creating their own fair, affordable, welcoming housing with the cooperative model. Attend this free, virtual class to learn more!

Local Housing Cooperative expert Ryan Nill, co-founder of La Reunion Cooperative, will begin with the basics of the cooperative model and cooperative principles and talk through the practical ways that these core values operate in the context of housing. This course is designed to give participants knowledge and tools to get you started on the path to create your own cooperative housing. The class will include:

  • Models of ownership
  • Building typology for co-ops
  • Keys to co-op affordability
  • A 4-factor framework for developing housing cooperatives

Class attendees will have the opportunity to schedule FREE coaching and consulting with the instructor and other co-op experts.

Este webinar es gratuito y se presentará en inglés con interpretación al español. This webinar is free and will be presented in English with Spanish language interpretation.

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request - including translation and interpretation services. For assistance, please contact the Economic Development Department at 512-974-7819 or Relay Texas 7-1-1.


Free to attend.

Register for Introduction to Cooperatives: Co-op Housing

Virtual Event

United States

City of Austin Small Business Division