We are an open, democratic affiliation of the housing co-ops in Bristol. We exist to provide mutual support; to help people start new co-ops; to address issues and opportunities relevant to co-ops; to help expand the co-operative movement ... and to revolutionise the housing market.
This website is a point of contact for people in Bristol thinking of setting up a new housing co-operative. The process is ain't simple, but it sure ain't impossible. If you need help from someone local who's been and gone and done it, please give us a ring.
There's excellent national help available already. The best starting point for information is http://www.radicalroutes.org.uk and in particular their resources page, http://www.radicalroutes.org.uk/publications-and-resources.html
Start at the bottom of that page with the "Double sided A4 sheet giving a basic step by step guide to setting up a housing co-op". (BUT NOTE that you need to do steps 7 and 8 - make a business plan and set up a mortgage - BEFORE step 6, find a property!)
c/o Islam White