Consulting & Assistance

The federation offers the following consulting and assistance.  Contact COCHF if there is something you or your co-op requires that is not listed below.

Planning for Co-op Boards

COCHF will provide a facilitator for a Board Planning session and can provide assistance on deciding what kind of planning session to have.
Click here to download the Board Planning Information sheet.

Community Development

COCHF can provide a facilitator to conduct community development sessions for the co-op’s membership.  Community Development is a process that engages co-op members to talk about and decide what they want to see happen in their co-op community.  Contact the COCHF office and it will assist you in the setting up of a program.

Other On-site Assistance

On request, consulting can be provided at Board, Members, or other meetings.  Assistance is available for help in governance, problem solving and democratic decision making.  Of course, meeting chairing is always available – click here for chairing information.  A fee may be charged for this service depending on the request – contact the COCHF office.

Telephone help

COCHF staff are available to answers questions and identify available resources for co-op directors, staff and members on governance, management and community issues.  If COCHF doesn’t have the requested information readily available, it will either obtain it or let the caller know where it can be found.

If you, a member, are having a disagreement with your co-op, federation staff may be able to advise you on your rights and/or a course of action; however COCHF cannot mediate or represent you in a dispute.  Click here to download a copy of “Having a problem with your housing co-op?”