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The Co-operative Housing Federation of Norway (NBBL) (Norske Boligbyggelag)

The vision of the Norwegian Co-operative Housing Movement is to offer its members the opportunity to acquire a decent home in a sustainable living environment. NBBL believes in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others, thus adhering to the co-operative principles stated in the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA).

NBBL is dedicated to promoting the economic growth and development of the Norwegian housing sector through co-operative enterprise, assisting NBBL members through a range of activities:
- representing co-operative housing associations and their members before Parliament, Government and central agencies with regards to housing policy and other related issues
- co-ordinating and assisting the analysis of policy issues with a view to developing approaches and strategies for the promotion and advancement of co-operative interests
- promoting and supporting the housing co-operative movement in Norway through various forms of research, training and technical assistance; information, publications and programs
- promoting co-operation and collaboration among NBBL member and partner organisations
- developing and providing a variety of benefits, products and services for NBBL members, with activitiesranging from finance, insurance, consumer goods and services to statistical surveys, analysis and legal services
- supporting housing initiatives in partnership with local organisations abroad aimed at low income groups through various forms of development co-operation north-south,including short and long term technical assistance

NBBL's Foundation for Development Co-operation
Each members of NBBL's Co-operative Housing Associations annually contributes one Norwegian krone (NOK) to NBBL's Foundation for Development Co-operation. NBBL also receives support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) for projects in Africa and from the Norwegian State Housing Bank and Barentssekretariatet (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) for projects in Russia.