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100 Years of Housing Cooperatives in Washington, DC 1920 – 2020

One of the lesser-known stories of Washington, DC, is the success of cooperative housing in the nation’s capital. Today, there are more than 100 housing cooperatives with thousands of apartments in DC varying widely in location, size, and architectural style including hi-rise buildings, garden style buildings, and detached houses. A number of cooperatives are even famous. Washington, DC is second only to New York City in the number of cooperative dwellings. What all these cooperatives have in common is that they are owned and controlled by the people who live in them – the members.

Much of the credit for the establishment and growth of cooperatives in Washington goes to a visionary developer named Edmund). Flynn. Flynn insisted these cooperatives had to be owner occupied to create stable, long-term communities.

How viable will cooperative housing be in 21st Century Washington, DC? Tens-of-thousands of lir Washingtonians still live in established co-op residences and one new cooperative, Capitol Hill Tower. located near National’s Park, was constructed in 2006.

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THE GOOD LIFE:- 15 mintue video

100 Years of Housing Cooperatives in Washington, DC 1920 – 2020

One of the lesser-known stories of Washington, DC, is the success of cooperative housing in the nation’s capital. Today, there are more than 100 housing cooperatives with thousands of apartments in DC varying widely in location, size, and architectural style including hi-rise buildings, garden style buildings, and detached houses. A number of cooperatives are even famous. Washington, DC is second only to New York City in the number of cooperative dwellings. What all these cooperatives have in common is that they are owned and controlled by the people who live in them – the members.

Much of the credit for the establishment and growth of cooperatives in Washington goes to a visionary developer named Edmund). Flynn. Flynn insisted these cooperatives had to be owner occupied to create stable, long-term communities.

How viable will cooperative housing be in 21st Century Washington, DC? Tens-of-thousands of lir Washingtonians still live in established co-op residences and one new cooperative, Capitol Hill Tower. located near National’s Park, was constructed in 2006.

Coops 101

Co-ops 101: Cooperative Housing Ownership in Washington, DC. This document provides a brief overview of cooperatives and should be of interest to persons considering purchasing cooperative units, owners of cooperative units, real estate agents, coop boards, loan officers and property managers. Click on the cover for a free download. If you are interested in obtaining single or multiple copies, send us an e-mail indicating how many you wish to receive and your mailing address. We will contact you concerning the cost.

About Us

The D.C. Cooperative Housing Coalition exists to advance the common interests of cooperative housing associations in the District of Columbia and promote cooperative housing as a desirable form of home ownership. It is therefore both an advocacy organization that articulates the interests of members before government officials and regulatory agencies and a service organization that provides information and education to members.

Membership is open to all District housing cooperatives, regardless of size. A volunteer board of directors, elected by member co-ops, governs the Coalition. At least five seats on the board must be filled by representatives of small (50 or fewer units) cooperatives. Activities are financed through annual dues determined by the members at the annual meeting.

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