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Washington D.C. Housing Cooperatives Celebrate 100 Years of Cooperative Ownership

Washington D.C. Housing Cooperatives Celebrate 100 Years of Cooperative Ownership

Arlington, VA (February 27, 2020) — Throughout 2020, the DC Cooperative Housing Coalition will celebrate 100 years of cooperative ownership in Washington, D.C.

In 1920, ten rental apartment buildings in Washington, DC converted to cooperative ownership. Since then, the housing co-op sector has steadily grown. Today, the District is home to over 100 cooperative building with approximately 15,000 units and is second only to New York City in the concentration of housing co-ops.

To celebrate the 100th year, NCB sponsored a short film which highlights the impact cooperatives have had in the DC area and the historical importance of the housing stock as a stable, long-term form of ownership for local communities.

Please view the film “The Good Life”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1wcBu3F8vY

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