Co-operative Housing in Brighton & Hove (CHIBAH) is a network of housing co-operatives dedicated to representing, supporting and developing co-operative housing in the city. We have decided to run this survey to make sure we are meeting the needs of new and existing housing co-ops in the city.
We currently have nine member co-operatives with around 200 people between them. The current members of CHIBAH are: Bug, Brightside, Bunker, Rosa Bridge, Sea City, South Downs Eco, Starlings, Sussex Cohousing and Two Piers. We are run by our members and decisions are made through monthly meetings.
Collectively we work to:
Raise awareness about housing co-operatives and advocate for them across the city, including with Brighton & Hove City Council.
Assist new housing co-operatives in setting up, using the experience of our members.
Act as an on-going network of support for housing co-operatives and their members.
Organise training for housing co-operative members and share our learning, such as organisational finance and group development.
Offer funding and support to participate in local, regional, and international co-operative movements, policy making and events.
Represent co-operative housing via the steering group of the newly formed
Community-Led Housing Programme
for Brighton & Hove, helping new housing co-ops set up, working with
Brighton & Hove Community-Land Trust
Mutual Aid in Sussex
CHIBAH also works with representative bodies on the local and national scene, principally the Confederation of Co-operative Housing and Community Works.
We are 16 years old this year and want to make sure we are still heading in the right direction - please fill in this survey to help us with that.