The residents of Halifax Estates, a mobile home park community in Halifax, Massachusetts, have been working to gain ownership over their community for the past two and a half years. Today, we are pleased to announce that they have completed
Maine State Housing Authority recently held their bi-annual affordable housing conference. The theme was “Lead. Assist. Empower.” This year they invited partners to submit ideas for workshops and with over 30 entries, they selected 15 of the most compelling submissions.
Portland Buy Local invited Rob Brown, director of CDI’s Business Ownership Solutions (BOS), to be the guest speaker at a brown bag luncheon on Thursday, September 7, at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Over 30 business owners and advisors came
The Cooperative Development Institute is pleased to announce that we have received four recent grants from the US Department of Agriculture in support of cooperative development. This year marks the 19th time that CDI has received the Rural Cooperative Development
A Vermont Public Radio story has quoted CDI’s Sarah Martin on our work with Vermont mobile home communities seeking to transition to resident ownership. Sarah Martin is a Cooperative Development Specialist under CDI’s NEROC Program. In the VPR story, Sarah talks
It’s a big year for cooperatives at the annual Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Maine. CDI staff and partners are presenting in a variety of workshops, including: Converting a Business to Worker Ownership Friday, September 22, 5pm-6pm in the
Our friends at Cooperative Maine are helping put together an inspiring one-day conference, “Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local Economies in Maine” on March 22 (this Saturday), 9 AM-4 PM, Randall Student Center, Augusta. We like the goals for the day!
The Sol Chariots Pedicab worker co-op in Providence, RI is hiring. Sounds like a fun way to stay in shape, learn some skills, see the city, and earn money. See http://solchariotspedicab.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/sol-chariots-pedicab-co-op-is-hiring/.
The Portland Food Co-op plans to open its doors this September. They currently have 1147 member-owners and need to reach 1400 to open, so are well on their way. They’ve had 100 new member-owners join in the past 10 days!
Our friends at the New Economy Coalition have launched an important initiative: A Youth and Student Grant program, of up to $5,000 per project. What’s even more exciting is that the grants are on a rolling basis. That’s right, there’s no deadline. When you