Is Cooperative Hosing Still the Answer?: A Case Study of the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood in Minneapolis Public Deposited

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  • October 17, 2019
  • Treat, Jessica
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of City and Regional Planning
  • Cooperative Housing has a long history of providing affordable housing in the United States and abroad. The cooperative housing tenet of democratically based resident control helps to keep rents low and encourages member empowerment. Over time, many cooperatives face challenges in remaining both financially and socially viable. Many factors such as neighborhood demographics or adherence to basic cooperative principles are thought to contribute to the success of cooperatives. This paper adds to the collective cooperative knowledge by examining whether cooperative's can serve immigrant populations effectively. The research is based on a literature review and a survey analysis of the Riverside Cooperatives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The survey results indicate that while the Cedar-Riverside cooperatives are indeed struggling, the problems are due to a departure from the core operating principles rather than the presence of immigrant residents.
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  • Quercia, Roberto
  • Master of City and Regional Planning
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2002
  • 44 p.
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