– its history and idea
The Co-operative Building Society WOGE
Nordstadt e.G. was founded in April 1988 in the North City
of Hanover by, tenants´ initiatives and committed residents.
The Co-op.´s explicit goal was to offer an alternative to
the traditional institutions responsible for redevelopment
and modernization, and to emphasize the co-operation of the
Meanwhile we can look back to a field of WOGE´s activities
that covers e. g. modernization of houses, altering an old
power house and erecting new buildings. The Society now counts
about 230 members and disposes of 185 tenements.
In the course of the years again and again new ways have been
explored to build up publicly assisted housing and joint living
through alternative concepts of financing and the self-help
of the inhabitants. What regards securing social housing,
WOGE has thus become an important co-operating partner of
the city of Hanover.