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Forming a Worker Coop: LLC or Cooperative Corporation?

Forming a Worker Coop: LLC or Cooperative Corporation?

By Sara Stephens, SELC Housing and Cooperatives Attorney We want to create a worker cooperative…what legal entity should we form? This is probably the most common question I hear at our Resilient Communities Legal Cafes. Lots of entrepreneurs come to us wanting to form a worker-owned business, but they are unsure what... Continue Reading

How can people-powered solutions build community wealth?

How can people-powered solutions build community wealth?

We launched our #PeoplePoweredEconomies campaign exactly two weeks ago and the response has been incredible: $19,365 raised and our community of members has grown to over 150 people! This is what a people-powered economy looks like - resourcing our movements from the bottom up. Thank you to everyone who has... Continue Reading

Help Create People-Powered Housing!

Help Create People-Powered Housing!

At the Sustainable Economies Law Center, we believe that housing should be a community asset and a human right, not a commodity on the speculative market. Skyrocketing housing costs are propelling more people into poverty than ever and displacing residents and local businesses, especially in communities of color. We need... Continue Reading

Update on the new homemade food bill!

  I recently blogged about new legislation seeking to expand the legal scope of the sales of homemade meals and SELC co-hosted a town hall about it last Wednesday, April 20. Here’s a continuation on that story with some major updates and reflections on the future of homemade food in... Continue Reading