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113-115 Fonthill Road London N4 3HH - 113-115 Fonthill Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3HH, UK

Organised by Outlandish

Tired of private renting? Start a Housing Cooperative! - no more landlords, no more extortionate rents, no more housing precarity

About this event
Private renting is a god damn shit-show. Rents are suffocating. Landlords are profit sucking vampires and house prices are astronomic.
Housing co-operatives offer a solution to all these problems. They are a type of rented housing where there are no landlords, tenants control the rents and the house is removed from the speculative housing market forever.
In this 3 part series you will learn how we started a housing cooperative.
  • Session 1 covers an overview of the 10 steps needed to buy and move into a housing cooperative and Caleb’s best advice to achieve success
  • Session 2 will be a space to dive deeper into step 1 - Finding a group and working together.
  • Session 3 we will answer the question on everybody’s lips - What about the money? We will look at how to make a financial plan for a housing cooperative and how to raise money.
Why attend?
  • Meet someone who has co-founded a housing cooperative
  • Come away with a step by step guide on how to start a HC
  • Meet people to start a housing cooperative with
  • Learn about organising
  • Be given the tools to create a financial plan for your coop
  • Find out where/ how to finance a housing cooperative
Who is this for?
  • People sick of their rental situation
  • People wanting to start housing cooperatives
  • People who can’t afford to buy a house themselves
  • People interested in co-ops and democratic organising
3 Sessions
Our masterclass are made up of 3 sessions run over 3 months. While you can attend them individually, we recommend coming to them all for the best experience.

1. In 10 Steps (Mon 19 Feb 18:00)
2. Where's the Money (Mon 18 Mar 18:00)
3. Who's Ready? (Mon 22 Apr 18:00)

Workshop Leader
Caleb Elliott (he/him) is a cooperative and democratic business advisor. In 2018 he co-founded a Green Wood Housing Cooperative, which is a member of the national network Radical Routes. He is a graduate of the Barefoot Co-op Development program in 2020, before joining Principle Six, which has been advising co-ops for 15 years and is a delivery partner for Co-ops UK’s business support program. Through Principle Six he has supported democratic businesses with legal structures and incorporation, governance, financial planning and understanding what it means to be a co-op. He organises nationally with workers.coop.

SPACE4 Masterclasses
SPACE4 is part of Outlandish, a co-op that builds websites and digital tools for social good. We are interested in tech for good, progressive economics, and left-leaning politics. We provide co-working, meeting, and events space, primarily to social innovators and digital activists. We also organise and host a range of events, workshops, and meetups around these topics.
This workshop is part of an ongoing programme of masterclasses to increase employability in our borough and beyond. We are funded by Islington Council.
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The £5 charge on this event is a deposit that will be refunded if you attend. The reason behind this is to assure bums on the seats as we spend a lot of time prepping for these events and workshops. If you’re unable to pay contact natasha@outlandish.com for free registration.
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How to Start a Housing Cooperative: In 10 Steps113-115 Fonthill Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3HH, UK