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ABOUT PROJECT

WHY "CO-HATY"?
 

(HATY) – in Ukrainian, "HOUSES"

(COHATY) – in Ukrainian, “TO LOVE”

CO-HATY is a co-housing project for people who lost their homes due to war.

CO-HATY is evolving

PROJECT REPORTS

The full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine forced around 12 million Ukrainians to leave their homes. Of those, 6.5 million people moved to the Western part of the country. The scarcity of housing opportunities became an urgent challenge, making us think: how could architects help? 

  

In March 2022, we launched the CO-HATY project to create housing for internally displaced people. The project was initiated by METALAB, an urban laboratory from Ivano-Frankivsk, and members of the Urban Curators independent agency, who relocated from Kyiv. Later, more internally displaced specialists joined the team. With the support of our partners and volunteer community, we renovate buildings creating housing with love and dignity. 

 

We implement architectural and urban expertise, cooperate with local governments and property owners, raise budgets for repairing and furnishing, coordinate the construction process, and design furniture for retrofitted spaces. We welcome all kinds of support, let’s create CO-HATY together!

We provided emergency housing for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in previous years. Now, we are expanding into a pilot affordable housing project for long-term stays. Focus areas include creating a social housing model for Ukraine, feasibility studies, and resolving legal issues for long-term use by IDPs.

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SUPPORT CO-HATY

SUPPORT CO-HATY

  • UAH DONATIONS
    ГРОМАДСЬКА ОРГАНІЗАЦІЯ "МЕТАЛАБ" Код Клієнта 43556585 Назва банку ІВАНО-ФРАНКІВСЬКЕ АТ ОЩАДБАНК М.ІВАНО-ФРАНКІВСЬК МФО банку 336503 Рахунок Клієнта UA523365030000026000300349220(UAH) ГО"МЕТАЛАБ"
  • WITH PAYPAL
    annapashynska@gmail.com
  • EURO DONATIONS
    Correspondent Bank: SWIFT: COBADEFF COMMERZBANK AG, Frankfurt am Main Beneficiary Bank: Acc.4008865941/01 SWIFT CODE: COSBUAUKIVF JSC Oschadbank M.HRUSHEVSKOHO STR,19 IVANO-FRANKIVSK, UKRAINE, 76018 Name of Organisation (Beneficiary): NON - GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION "METALAB" IBAN UA723365030000026007303349220 Purpose of payment: charitable donation
  • USD DONATIONS
    Correspondent Bank: SWIFT: CITIUS33 CITIBANK N.A., New York Beneficiary Bank: Acc.36128911 SWIFT CODE: COSBUAUKIVF JSC Oschadbank M.HRUSHEVSKOHO STR,19 IVANO-FRANKIVSK, UKRAINE, 76018 Name of Organisation (Beneficiary): NON - GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION "METALAB" IBAN UA673365030000026006304349220 Purpose of payment: charitable donation
  • МОНОБАНКА
    З будь-якої кредитної карти за лінком
  • ЄВРОВИЙ РАХУНОК
    Correspondent Bank: SWIFT: COBADEFF COMMERZBANK AG, Frankfurt am Main Beneficiary Bank: Acc.4008865941/01 SWIFT CODE: COSBUAUKIVF JSC Oschadbank M.HRUSHEVSKOHO STR,19 IVANO-FRANKIVSK, UKRAINE, 76018 Name of Organisation (Beneficiary): NON - GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION "METALAB" IBAN UA723365030000026007303349220 Purpose of payment: charitable donation
  • ДОЛАРОВИЙ РАХУНОК
    Correspondent Bank: SWIFT: CITIUS33 CITIBANK N.A., New York Beneficiary Bank: Acc.36128911 SWIFT CODE: COSBUAUKIVF JSC Oschadbank M.HRUSHEVSKOHO STR,19 IVANO-FRANKIVSK, UKRAINE, 76018 Name of Organisation (Beneficiary): NON - GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION "METALAB" IBAN UA673365030000026006304349220 Purpose of payment: charitable donation
  • ГРИВНЕВИЙ РАХУНОК
    ГРОМАДСЬКА ОРГАНІЗАЦІЯ "МЕТАЛАБ" Код Клієнта 43556585 Назва банку ІВАНО-ФРАНКІВСЬКЕ АТ ОЩАДБАНК М.ІВАНО-ФРАНКІВСЬК МФО банку 336503 Рахунок Клієнта UA523365030000026000300349220(UAH) ГО"МЕТАЛАБ"
  • PAYPAL
    annapashynska@gmail.com
  • Графік роботи
    Понеділок - П'ятниця 10:30 - 18:00 Приходити можна, коли і на скільки годин зручно
  • Що треба мати з собою, якщо збираєшся волонтерити?
    Потрібен змінний одяг і взуття, які не шкода забруднити. Всі інші інструменти, а також захисні окуляри, маски й рукавички ми даємо. Обід також буде, тож їжу можна не брати. Але якісь ласощі не завадять;)
  • Як я можу допомогти проєкту?
    Це можна зробити різними способами: Фінансами — на банку Monobank, офіційні рахунки в гривні, євро чи доларах, або ж на PayPal. Волонтерством — приходьте і долучайтеся до ремонту; Матеріалами/меблями/речами — сконтактуйте з нами і обговоримо; Інформацією — розкажіть іншим про КО-ХАТИ.
  • Як можна поселитись?
    Першим ми відремонтували гуртожиток. Цю будівлю утримує університет, а за процес поселення відповідає обласна військова адміністрація. Наразі місця там уже розподілені. Зараз команда КО-ХАТИ відновлює будівлю колишнього готелю. Там ми зможемо надавати пріоритет у поселенні волонтерам, що долучаться до ремонту.
  • Якщо я нічого не вмію, чи буде з мене якась користь?
    Буде! Всього необхідного навчимо, а наші майстри та волонтери допоможуть.
  • If I plan to volunteer, what should I bring with me?
    You will need changeable clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. All the other tools, as well as protective glasses, masks, and gloves, are provided. We also provide lunch, so you don’t need to bring food. But some sweets are always welcome;)
  • Working schedule
    Monday - Friday 10:30 -18:00 Feel free to join at any convenient time and for any number of hours
  • How can I get accommodation at CO-HATY?
    First, we refurbished an old dormitory. This building is run by the university, and the settlement is provided by the regional military administration. Currently, places there have already been allocated. Currently, the CO-HATY team is renovating the building of the former hotel. There, we will be giving priority in settlement to our volunteers, who are IDPs.
  • How can I help the CO-HATY project?
    You can do it in different ways: Financially - you can donate to official bank accounts in UAH, EUR, or USD, via PayPal or to a Monobank jar. By volunteering - join our team and refurbish buildings for IDPs; With building materials/furniture/household items - contact us to discuss in detail; With information - spread the word about CO-HATY and help to extend our community.
  • If I have no renovation skills, would I be useful?
    Yes! Everything needed will be taught on-site, and our craftspersons and volunteers are always willing to help.
  • HOW?
    If you can provide building materials, consumables, tools or household items, please get in touch with us via Facebook, Instagram or send us an email to hello@metalab.space We are also open for cooperation with local construction companies and producers.
  • HOW TO JOIN?
    Join our team of volunteers, who refurbish buildings to create housing. Specific construction skills are not necessary. Tools and safety equipment are provided. For details contact us via Facebook, Instagram or send us an email to hello@metalab.space
  • Spread the word
    Share information about the project, forward it to the media, and tell people who might be willing to join. And let the CO-HATY community grow! #cohaty
  • ЯК?
    Якщо ви можете допомогти будівельними матеріалами, розхідниками, інструментами чи речами для облаштування житла, напишіть нам у Facebook, Instagram або напишіть нам листа на hello@metala.space. Також ми раді співпраці з місцевими будівельними компаніями та виробниками.
  • Приєднуйтесь до волонтерської команди, що ремонтує майбутнє житло.
    Будівельні навики не обов’язкові. Інструменти та захисне обладнання ми надаємо. За деталями напишіть нам у Facebook, Instagram або напишіть нам листа на hello@metalab.space.
  • Розкажіть про КО-ХАТИ
    Поширте інформацію про проєкт, передайте її медіа, перекажіть тим, кому теж цікаво долучитися. І нехай спільнота КО-ХАТИ розширюється і міцніє! #cohaty
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PARTNERS

PARTNERS

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Co-founders of the
CO-HATY project

Metalab is an urban laboratory from Ivano-Frankivsk. It includes a community united by an interest in urban living, and a desire to learn and improve the urban environment, as well as a platform for communication, urban research, and events.


Urban curators is an independent agency and an interdisciplinary team from Kyiv that creates Space, Community, Identity and Dialog between them.

Buildings providers

  • Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas

  • “Agropostach” LLC

  • Department of education and science of Ivano-Frankivsk City Council 

  • State Educational Institution “Podilskyi Center of Professional Technical Education”

Local authorities partners

  • Ivano-Frankivsk City Council 

  • Kamianets-Podilskyi City Council 

  • Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration 

  • Khmelnytskyi Regional State Administration 

  • Department of Education and Science of Ivano-Frankivsk City Council

  • Department of Education, Science, Youth, and Sports of Khmelnytskyi Regional State administration  

  • Department of Social Policy of the executive committee of Ivano-Frankivsk City Council

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Key donors of the project

Project “Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative” (UCBI III) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

 

German Federal Foreign Office in partnership with humanitarian organization Sign of Hope


International Organization for Migration (IOM) — leading intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

Financial and material support

  • IM Swedish Development Partner is a values-based, independent member organization that fights for an equal and compassionate world. 

  • The George Pataki Leadership Center is a non-profit organization that currently provides temporary housing to Ukrainians.   

  • Danish Refugee Council - an international NGO from Denmark working to protect, advocate and build sustainable futures for refugees. 

  • Raumpioniere — crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and crowd-engaging platform for urban and civic projects. 

  • Charitable Foundation “Rokada” — the implementing partner of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

  • People in Need - international humanitarian organization with a long-lasting presence in Ukraine starting from 2003.

  • RE-WIN — NGO promoting circularity in architecture, based in Switzerland. The organization donated sanitary ware and furniture for reuse in CO-HATY housing

  • “Peace of Mine” — a charitable organization supporting Ukrainian civilians suffering from war.

  • “Polish Aid” - support program from the Polish Republic, which helped to supply the housing with household appliances. 

Support in project implementation

  • Volunteer initiative “Second Home IF” - partner in implementing the pilot project 

  • New Housing Policy - consultations on organizational model of non-profit housing

  • Peremebli - adaptive furniture design 

  • Everlegal - legal support

  • TOLOCAR - mobile makerspaces equipped with tools for quick repairs and rebuilding infrastructure

  • Insha Osvita - coordination support of shelters and fundraising

  • Building Ukraine Together (BUR) - assistance in the construction process

  • NGO “Critical Thinking” - architectural expertise and organizational assistance for the pilot project  

  • State Educational Institution “Podilskyi Center of Professional Technical Education” - assistance in the construction process 

  • Ivano-Frankivsk Professional Construction Lyceum - assistance in the construction process 

  • “Parasolka” Open Workshop - technical base, space for furniture prototyping 

  • DUG and Hearts for Ukraine - providing humanitarian aid, home appliances, and other household items 

  • Ukrainische Engel - aid with building materials and furniture 

  • Ro3kvit - international professional networking 

  • Izolyatsia and New Democracy Fund - support in designing common space by one of the CO-HATY buildings 

  • Goethe-Institut is a cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany that operates worldwide

  • Global Fund for Children is an international NGO working to support vulnerable children to help them reach their full potential and advance their rights.

  • BRDA (OKNO) - reuse of building materials and equipment

  • Association of Real Estate Specialists of Ivano-Frankivsk — financial support and property search assistance

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