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US unions help build housing co-operatives

In the Bronx borough of New York City stands a proud pioneering housing co-operative affectionately known as The Amalgamated.

Sponsored in 1927 by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA), Amalgamated was the first limited equity-housing co-op in the USA and one of the first co-ops directly sponsored by a union. Amalgamated accommodates over 1,482 families.

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