On Thursday, 10 October the Tallinn Information Centre for Housing Cooperatives was opened at the customer service bureau in the Tallinn City Government building (Vabaduse väljak 7).
“The Tallinn Information Centre for Housing Cooperatives is a smart and supportive partner for apartment owners and heads of housing cooperatives,” said Deputy Mayor Eha Võrk.
As from 1 October the representatives and members of Tallinn’s housing cooperatives can get free legal aid at the customer service bureau of the City Government. Counselling is available in Estonian and Russian. Tallinn will hold thematic seminars designed for apartment owners and housing cooperatives across various districts.
“I hope that the seminars lead to debates contributing to the community of housing cooperatives. The ultimate goal here is to anticipate everyday problems faced by housing cooperatives and raise the citizens’ awareness of their rights and obligations,” noted the Deputy Mayor. “These meetings will certainly benefit the city authorities too by giving them the opportunity to assist housing cooperatives in a more professional manner.”
Each year Tallinn allocates about one million euros from its budget to support housing cooperatives using various measures. According to the Commercial Register, there are nearly 6,000 housing cooperatives in Tallinn.