COOPSERVATIONS

COOPSERVATIONS is NAHC’s newest resource. Our blog focuses on topics most relevant to professionals in the co-op industry. Cooperative housing governance, development, financial issues and more are up for discussion. Stand with NAHC at the forefront of cooperative housing issues to keep the conversation going.

A Definition For Housing Cooperatives

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Developing Housing Cooperatives

A Definition For Housing Cooperatives By Herb Fisher It is amazing that after 146 years since the Rochdale Principles were set forth by the Rochdale, England pioneers in cooperation, there is not a readily available, cryptic definition of a cooperative, much less a housing cooperative. When asked, what is a cooperative, most all refer to […]

Lead-Based Paint Final Rule Update

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Physical Management of Housing Cooperatives

Lead-Based Paint Final Rule Update By Judy Sullivan On January 13, 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Office issued a final rule amending the lead-based paint regulations by reducing the blood level in a child under the age of six that triggers an environmental intervention if […]

Myths and Maxims for Cooperative Boards

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Cooperative Housing Governance

Myths and Maxims for Cooperative Boards By Karen Zimbelman Editor’s Note: This article was reprinted from the May-June 1994 issue of the Cooperative Grocers. Without a doubt, an effective board of directors requires smooth and well-planned internal systems. Yet, given the press of responsibilities and the on-going demands of the job, this is one area […]

British Columbia Federation Forms Land Trust for Affordable Cooperative Housing

by webmaster | March 12, 2017 | Developing Housing Cooperatives

British Columbia Federation Forms Land Trust for Affordable Cooperative Housing By David Freed The Canadian cooperative housing movement has embarked on a novel initiative with the potential to transform how cooperatives are developed and preserved as affordable housing for future generations. The Cooperative Housing Federation of British Columbia (CHF BC) is the service and support […]

Understanding HUD and the Budget Process

by webmaster | March 12, 2017 | Financial Issues of Concern for Housing Cooperatives

Understanding HUD and the Budget Process By Judy Sullivan The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is currently operating with funding under a Continuing Resolution (CR) that expires April 28, 2017. The federal government operates under a Fiscal Year (FY) which lasts from October 1 to September 30, of the following year. However, Congress […]

COOPSERVATIONS

COOPSERVATIONS is NAHC’s newest resource. Our blog focuses on topics most relevant to professionals in the co-op industry. Cooperative housing governance, development, financial issues and more are up for discussion. Stand with NAHC at the forefront of cooperative housing issues to keep the conversation going.

A Definition For Housing Cooperatives

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Developing Housing Cooperatives

A Definition For Housing Cooperatives By Herb Fisher It is amazing that after 146 years since the Rochdale Principles were set forth by the Rochdale, England pioneers in cooperation, there is not a readily available, cryptic definition of a cooperative, much less a housing cooperative. When asked, what is a cooperative, most all refer to […]

Lead-Based Paint Final Rule Update

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Physical Management of Housing Cooperatives

Lead-Based Paint Final Rule Update By Judy Sullivan On January 13, 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Office issued a final rule amending the lead-based paint regulations by reducing the blood level in a child under the age of six that triggers an environmental intervention if […]

Myths and Maxims for Cooperative Boards

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Cooperative Housing Governance

Myths and Maxims for Cooperative Boards By Karen Zimbelman Editor’s Note: This article was reprinted from the May-June 1994 issue of the Cooperative Grocers. Without a doubt, an effective board of directors requires smooth and well-planned internal systems. Yet, given the press of responsibilities and the on-going demands of the job, this is one area […]

British Columbia Federation Forms Land Trust for Affordable Cooperative Housing

by webmaster | March 12, 2017 | Developing Housing Cooperatives

British Columbia Federation Forms Land Trust for Affordable Cooperative Housing By David Freed The Canadian cooperative housing movement has embarked on a novel initiative with the potential to transform how cooperatives are developed and preserved as affordable housing for future generations. The Cooperative Housing Federation of British Columbia (CHF BC) is the service and support […]

Understanding HUD and the Budget Process

by webmaster | March 12, 2017 | Financial Issues of Concern for Housing Cooperatives

Understanding HUD and the Budget Process By Judy Sullivan The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is currently operating with funding under a Continuing Resolution (CR) that expires April 28, 2017. The federal government operates under a Fiscal Year (FY) which lasts from October 1 to September 30, of the following year. However, Congress […]