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Better Than Roommates: Housing Coops of Cook County

January 2019

The video : 28min57

On August 25th, 2018, Chicago cooperators gathered together for an unprecedented a series of conversations highlighting recent cooperative developments in food systems, shared housing, city budgeting, land use, and political organizing. While similar efforts in the past have been made to bring alignment between these ideas, rarely have they foregrounded such a diverse range of practitioners from the city.


* Liz Anderson, Director of Education, North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO)

*John Arnold, Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants House of Hospitality

*John Stoner, The HUB Housing Co-op

Moderated by Brigid Maniates, General Manager, Qumbya Housing Cooperative