Technical Assistance March 2001

Rooftops Canada
The Philippines

Terra assisted Alternative Planning Initiatives, Inc. (Alterplan) to work more effectively with cooperatives through detailing their development plan into specific stages with detailed timeliness including: site selection and acquisition; site planning and servicing; approvals by local and national government agencies; capital cost budgeting and cash flow planning; negotiating and documenting financing; contracting for the provision of goods and services; organizational development of the co-op; marketing of the units; and other activities necessary to the successful completion of a housing project.

To assist in enabling the development of the current projects and to serve as a useful precedent for the development of future housing co-ops, Terra assisted Alterplan to create contacts, relationships, procedures and expectations with lenders, government agencies, the development industry and the co-op sector.