Cooperative Housing Quarterly Archive

Spring 2017

Articles Include

  • Officers’ Column
  • Committee Corner They Said It
  • Showcase your Cooperative with NAHC’s Newest Member Benefit, Cooperative USA Share Listing Program
  • NAHC, Founder, President Emeritus Gives Advice to Those Seeking Board Service
  • Interested in Running the NAHC Board?
  • NAHC Gets a New Executive Director
  • Coopservations
  • Lead-Based Paint Final Rule Update
  • Myths and Maxims of Cooperative Boards
  • International Cooperation
  • New Members
  • News from All Over Cooperative Development & Preservation
  • Member Association News
  • Report from Washington
  • Cooperative Calendar

Winter 2017

Articles Include

  • Officers’ Column
  • NAHC Goes Global, Joins International Cooperative Housing Community
  • New York Cooperative Successfully Bans Smoking in Its Buildings
  • Committee Corner
  • Coopservations
  • A New Beginning for 2017: Another New Hampshire Community Goes from Rental to Cooperative
  • Volunteers and the Little Red Hen Syndrome
  • NAHC Bestows Voorhis Awards to New Jersey Cooperator
  • At Annual Conference NAHC Members Learn, Have Fun in Las Vegas
  • Membership Re-Elects NAHC Board members
  • Member Recognition
  • People Places Member Association News
  • Cooperatives Development They Said It
  • Report from Washington
  • Cooperative Calendar

Fall 2016

Articles Include:

  • Officers’ Column
  • Committee Corner
  • Save Money with NAHC’s Member Benefit, the GE Purchase Discount Program
  • I survived a Year on a Committee!
  • Announcing NAHC’s Latest Annual Conference Exclusive App
  • The 30-Minute Volunteer
  • NAHC Member Meets with Congressional Representative, Gains His Support for a Bill
  • Let’s Get Rid of the Words “Property” and “Manager”
  • Cooperative Housing Reflected in UNESCO Awards
  • Cooperative Development | They Said It
  • News from All Over
  • People and Places
  • Member Association News | Cooperative Calendar

Summer 2016

Articles Include:

  • Officers’ Column
  • RCM Update
  • Committee Corner
  • Is Predatory Lending a Problem for Cooperatives?
  • Derailing the Plan
  • CHF Celebrates Cooperative Housing in Canada at Annual Conference
  • Resident Communication Is Not One Size Fits All
  • Five Things to Do if You Want to Be an Outstanding Board Member
  • Las Vegas NAHC Conference: Plans Educational Opportunities, Tours and Awards
  • Cooperative Development Report from Washington
  • Member Association News
  • News from All Over
  • They Said It
  • Member Benefits

Spring 2016

Articles Include:

  • Officers’ Column
  • Tax Escalation Clauses Save Money
  • Committee Corner
  • Registered Cooperative Managers Plan Spring, Conference Training
  • HUD’s Proposed Harassment Rule Would Be Painful for Cooperatives
  • Conflict Resolution for Cowards
  • They Said It
  • Reserve Study: A Two Act Play — What Is It? How Do I Use It?
  • FHA to Cut Insurance Rates on Multifamily Mortgages
  • The Early Warning Signs of Failure for a Cooperative: The Source of Cooperative Success or Failure is Recognition
  • Cooperative Development
  • Member Association News
  • Welcome to NAHC New Members
  • News from All Over
  • People and Places
  • Report from Washington

Winter 2016

Articles Include:

  • Officers’ Column
  • NAHC Partners with Energy Star
  • Committee Corner
  • Cooperative Housing Journal is Back
  • Spotlight on St. Joseph’s Community
  • NAHC Members Gain Knowledge in Hilton Head Island
  • Rooftops Canada Carries the Cooperative Model to African Countries
  • Member Recognition
  • Membership Re-Elects NAHC Board Members
  • People and Places
  • Cooperative Development
  • Member Association News
  • Cooperative Calendar
  • Report from Washington
  • News from All Over

Fall 2015

Articles Include:

  • Officer’s Column
  • Code of Ethics
  • Committee Corner
  • NAHC Partnership Yields AC Speaker
  • Cooperative Aging in Place
  • The Season of Ice Damming
  • Participate in Research to Support the Cooperative Housing Secret
  • ZNE… Not What You Think
  • The Iconic Chelsea Hotel
  • News from All Over
  • Member Association News
  • People and Places
  • Member News
  • Cooperative Calendar

Summer 2015

Articles Include:

  • Officer’s Column
  • Committee Corner
  • RCM Board of Governors Graduates Managers
  • Picking a Leader and Comparing Loan Offers
  • Challenges in Creating New Housing Cooperatives
  • Technology and Housing Cooperatives: New Tools for a New Age
  • Preventing a Hostile Work Environment
  • U.S. Unions Build Housing Cooperatives
  • Learning Opportunities  Abound for Members at the 2015 Annual Conference
  • Report from Washington
  • Member Association News
  • Cooperative Development

Spring 2015

Articles Include:

  • When It Rains, It Pours
  • Ethical Conduct Makes for Good Governance
  • Managers: Do Your Homework to Stay Safe
  • And the Oscar Goes to Harry Belafonte
  • Cooperative Development
  • Member Association News
  • News from All Over
  • People and Places
  • Excuses, Excuses
  • Report from Washington

Winter 2015

Articles Include:

  • NJ Supreme Court Rules Cooperative Violates Free Speech
  • NAHC Members Learn in St. Thomas USVI
  • Michael Beall Receives The President’s Award
  • Eight New Managers Join RCM Ranks, 19 Recertified
  • Membership Re-Elects NAHC Board Members
  • Report from Washington

Fall 2014

Articles Include:

  • NAHC Responds to HUD
  • FHA Cooperative Refinancing
  • Board Members Make a Positive Difference
  • Energy Credit Incentives
  • Air bnb Update

Summer 2014

Articles Include:

  • HUD Answers NAHC Questions
  • Six Steps to Cooperative Refinancing
  • New Maryland Cooperative Opens
  • FEMA Aid Ordered for Cooperatives

Spring 2014

Articles Include:

  • Officer’s Corner
  • NCB Rescues Cooperatives in the Aftermath of Super Storm Sandy
  • Cooperservations
  • Executive Arraigned, Suspected in Theft from NY Cooperatives

Winter 2014

Articles Include:

  • Cooperative, Board, Board Member, Office Authority — Do you Know the Difference?
  • NAHC Members Learn in Seattle
  • David J. Thompson Receives the Voorhis Award
  • NAHC Welcomes New and Re-certified Registered Cooperative Managers

Fall 2013

Articles Include:

  • March on Washington Genesis in NYC Housing Co-op
  • How to Encourage Volunteerism
  • Danger: Volunteering is Good for You
  • Seattle Conference Offers Education and Tours of Seattle Cooperatives and Victoria

Summer 2013

Articles Include:

  • Housing Cooperative Movement Loses Two Strong Women
  • Hanging Gardens of the Bronx Does Everything Right
  • Cooperative Conduct: A Guide for the New Cooperative Directors
  • RCM Program Graduates and Refreshes Students

Spring 2013

Articles include:

  • A Sample of Seattle and Washington State’s Housing Co-ops
  • NAHC Adopts New Mission Statement Based on Housing Cooperative’s Proven Record
  • Recent NAHC Board and Executive Committee Meetings
  • Seattle Site of NAHC’s 53rd Annual Conference

Winter 2013

Articles include:

  • Largest US Co-op is the First to Refinance with new Co-op Addition to HUD 223f Program
  • No Time for Timidity
  • Limited Equity Housing for Formerly Homeless Veterans: Ready to go to Scale?
  • NAHC Conference Fulfills Education Needs and Recognizes Accomplishments

Fall 2012

Articles include:

  • Develop, Preserve and Promote the Cooperative Business Model
  • Take Time to Educate Yourself on Fair Housing Laws
  • Informing and Educating Members: A practical example in enforcing screening policy
  • Brothel’s Demise Leads to Reno Area Co-op’s Success

Summer 2012

Articles include:

  • Victorian Homes Link Together As an Urban Cooperative
  • 2012 End of the World: Is your co-op legally prepared?
  • COOPSERVATION: Ex-offenders and Housing Cooperatives
  • Reno Conference Highlights
  • Internal Revenue Code Section 216 – The New 80-20 Rule
  • A Management Agent’s Path to Ethics

Spring 2012

Articles include:

  • US Co-op Leaders Warmly Welcomed to the White House
  • Report of the Board from Old San Juan
  • NAHC New Direct Members 2011
  • Britain’s Largest Housing Co-op Forms Overnight
  • Unethical Conduct is Not Always Obvious
  • RCM speaks up on licensing managers…

Winter 2012

Articles include:

  • Jim Jones credits Voorhis for defining co-op values
  • On the Subject of Ethics…
  • Housing Cooperatives Need to Confront the Use of Social Media by Employees
  • Atkinson Housing Cooperatives: Canada’s First-Ever Co-op Conversion of Public Housing
  • What Happens When a Members Dies
  • Management Representation Letters: What Co-op Boards Should Know

Fall 2011

Articles include:

  • We’re Here to Help!
  • Green efforst produce triple bottom line results
  • COOPSERVATION, A cooperative Credo
  • News from all over
  • Member Association News
  • NAHC’s 2012 Annual Conference
  • Converting Public Housing to Cooperatives: New
  • Perspective on an Older Idea

Summer 2011

Articles include:

  • Using the Past to Look Forward into the Future
  • One Boat, One Vote: Co-ops on the Water
  • COOPSERVATIONS: If you dont feed it, it won’t grow
  • NAHC’s 51st Annual Conference
  • 6 Key Research Findings
  • Legal Corner
  • Member Association News

Spring 2011

Articles include:

  • International Year of Cooperatives 2012
  • Chicago Energy Savings Program
  • Committee Corner
  • First Ever Co-op Opens for Homeless Veterans
  • People and Places
  • Legal Corner
  • NAHC 51st Annual Conference
  • NAHC Members Can Now Join Committees

Winter 2011

Articles include:

  • Housing Cooperatives: An opportunity to provide stable homeownership for moderate income families
  • NAHC Board Actions 2012 International Year of Cooperatives
  • Housing Cooperatives: Co-ops Without Cooperation?
  • NAHC Government Relations Agenda
  • Clarifying the Not For Profit/Non Profit Confusion

Summer 2010

Articles include:

  • Highlights of the business sessions at NAHC’s September Annual Conference
  • NAHC Government Relations Committee Report
  • Proposed Federal Guidelines Harmful to Cooperatives with Transfer Fees
  • The Treasurer’s Corner
  • Member Association Reports
  • Highlights of a Keynote Address from the MAHC Conference
  • The Functions and Duties of Directors of a Housing Cooperative
  • Hermitage Manor Cooperative – The Survivor

Spring 2010

Articles include:

  • Overview of the business sessions at NAHC’s 50th Annual Conference, September 22-25, in New Orleans
  • A focus on the benefit of belonging to a group for the mutual benefit of all in the group, highlighting NAHC member benefits
  • Activity ideas for your cooperative
  • NAHC Award Nominations: June 30 deadline
  • Member cooperative highlight: Nassau Gardens, an NAHC member cooperative that progressed from 1978 bankruptcy to 2010, where current activities include tackling new roofing, progressing on boiler replacements and streamlining administrative tasks, among other items
  • New Form of Coop Share Ownership in Illinois! Elsewhere? A look at a recent relevant 7th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals case

Winter 2010

Articles include:

  • A “How To” for a Cooperative Newsletter;
  • Village Creek Co-op Receives Historic Preservation Award;
  • A summary of The Rochdale Cooperative Principles, which are an inspiration for the 120 million Americans who are members of various kinds of co-ops;
  • Current Cooperative Development News;
  • Observations on a Housing Cooperative Attorney’s Role.

December 2009

Articles include:

  • Notes from the NAHC 2009 Annual Conference and Board Meeting overview
  • Making Board Decisions Effectively
  • Succession Planning for Board Leadership
  • The Cooperative Developer’s Corner

Fall 2009

Articles include:

  • An overview of the upcoming Annual Conference, including an outline of the Business Sessions and functions;
  • Find out: do you know where your ESI* data are? *Electronically Stored Information (ESI) includes databases, Web content, voice messaging, emails and spreadsheets that are open to discovery in their electronic form;
  • Policies on Preserving Records and Tax credits for new co-op members;
  • Download the Funding opportunities chart compiled by NAHC’s Government Relations Committee;
  • And as always, read the latest news from NAHC Member Associations.

Spring 2009

Articles include:

  • Resumption of below-market interest rate financing urged for housing co-ops
  • Cooperative Healthy Savings program announced
  • New RCM board members confirmed
  • An on-going dialogue about share loans
  • The Back Porch: “3R Program Summer Special”

November/December 2008

Articles include:

  • NAHC takes the lead on addressing housing crisis
  • “A Cooperative Solution,” a White Paper prepared by the NAHC legislative committee
  • National Cooperative Business Association prepares legislative agenda
  • “There’s a cooperative way out of this mess”

August/September 2008

Articles include:

  • National affordable housing initiative launched
  • Jerry Voorhis and his legacy
  • Twin Rivers Cooperative’s governance and the future
  • A workforce housing shortage—A cooperative solution; starting a workforce housing cooperative
  • Resident owned, land only cooperative coalition

April/June 2008

Articles include:

  • NCB refinances affordable housing co-ops
  • Long sought ‘80/20’ legislation now is law
  • Rosie the riveter lived here
  • The business judgment rule
  • Spotlight on Yapo Computer Learning Center
  • NCB news wire

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Cooperative Housing Quarterly Archive

Spring 2017

Articles Include

  • Officers’ Column
  • Committee Corner They Said It
  • Showcase your Cooperative with NAHC’s Newest Member Benefit, Cooperative USA Share Listing Program
  • NAHC, Founder, President Emeritus Gives Advice to Those Seeking Board Service
  • Interested in Running the NAHC Board?
  • NAHC Gets a New Executive Director
  • Coopservations
  • Lead-Based Paint Final Rule Update
  • Myths and Maxims of Cooperative Boards
  • International Cooperation
  • New Members
  • News from All Over Cooperative Development & Preservation
  • Member Association News
  • Report from Washington
  • Cooperative Calendar

Winter 2017

Articles Include

  • Officers’ Column
  • NAHC Goes Global, Joins International Cooperative Housing Community
  • New York Cooperative Successfully Bans Smoking in Its Buildings
  • Committee Corner
  • Coopservations
  • A New Beginning for 2017: Another New Hampshire Community Goes from Rental to Cooperative
  • Volunteers and the Little Red Hen Syndrome
  • NAHC Bestows Voorhis Awards to New Jersey Cooperator
  • At Annual Conference NAHC Members Learn, Have Fun in Las Vegas
  • Membership Re-Elects NAHC Board members
  • Member Recognition
  • People Places Member Association News
  • Cooperatives Development They Said It
  • Report from Washington
  • Cooperative Calendar

Fall 2016

Articles Include:

  • Officers’ Column
  • Committee Corner
  • Save Money with NAHC’s Member Benefit, the GE Purchase Discount Program
  • I survived a Year on a Committee!
  • Announcing NAHC’s Latest Annual Conference Exclusive App
  • The 30-Minute Volunteer
  • NAHC Member Meets with Congressional Representative, Gains His Support for a Bill
  • Let’s Get Rid of the Words “Property” and “Manager”
  • Cooperative Housing Reflected in UNESCO Awards
  • Cooperative Development | They Said It
  • News from All Over
  • People and Places
  • Member Association News | Cooperative Calendar

Summer 2016

Articles Include:

  • Officers’ Column
  • RCM Update
  • Committee Corner
  • Is Predatory Lending a Problem for Cooperatives?
  • Derailing the Plan
  • CHF Celebrates Cooperative Housing in Canada at Annual Conference
  • Resident Communication Is Not One Size Fits All
  • Five Things to Do if You Want to Be an Outstanding Board Member
  • Las Vegas NAHC Conference: Plans Educational Opportunities, Tours and Awards
  • Cooperative Development Report from Washington
  • Member Association News
  • News from All Over
  • They Said It
  • Member Benefits

Spring 2016

Articles Include:

  • Officers’ Column
  • Tax Escalation Clauses Save Money
  • Committee Corner
  • Registered Cooperative Managers Plan Spring, Conference Training
  • HUD’s Proposed Harassment Rule Would Be Painful for Cooperatives
  • Conflict Resolution for Cowards
  • They Said It
  • Reserve Study: A Two Act Play — What Is It? How Do I Use It?
  • FHA to Cut Insurance Rates on Multifamily Mortgages
  • The Early Warning Signs of Failure for a Cooperative: The Source of Cooperative Success or Failure is Recognition
  • Cooperative Development
  • Member Association News
  • Welcome to NAHC New Members
  • News from All Over
  • People and Places
  • Report from Washington

Winter 2016

Articles Include:

  • Officers’ Column
  • NAHC Partners with Energy Star
  • Committee Corner
  • Cooperative Housing Journal is Back
  • Spotlight on St. Joseph’s Community
  • NAHC Members Gain Knowledge in Hilton Head Island
  • Rooftops Canada Carries the Cooperative Model to African Countries
  • Member Recognition
  • Membership Re-Elects NAHC Board Members
  • People and Places
  • Cooperative Development
  • Member Association News
  • Cooperative Calendar
  • Report from Washington
  • News from All Over

Fall 2015

Articles Include:

  • Officer’s Column
  • Code of Ethics
  • Committee Corner
  • NAHC Partnership Yields AC Speaker
  • Cooperative Aging in Place
  • The Season of Ice Damming
  • Participate in Research to Support the Cooperative Housing Secret
  • ZNE… Not What You Think
  • The Iconic Chelsea Hotel
  • News from All Over
  • Member Association News
  • People and Places
  • Member News
  • Cooperative Calendar

Summer 2015

Articles Include:

  • Officer’s Column
  • Committee Corner
  • RCM Board of Governors Graduates Managers
  • Picking a Leader and Comparing Loan Offers
  • Challenges in Creating New Housing Cooperatives
  • Technology and Housing Cooperatives: New Tools for a New Age
  • Preventing a Hostile Work Environment
  • U.S. Unions Build Housing Cooperatives
  • Learning Opportunities  Abound for Members at the 2015 Annual Conference
  • Report from Washington
  • Member Association News
  • Cooperative Development

Spring 2015

Articles Include:

  • When It Rains, It Pours
  • Ethical Conduct Makes for Good Governance
  • Managers: Do Your Homework to Stay Safe
  • And the Oscar Goes to Harry Belafonte
  • Cooperative Development
  • Member Association News
  • News from All Over
  • People and Places
  • Excuses, Excuses
  • Report from Washington

Winter 2015

Articles Include:

  • NJ Supreme Court Rules Cooperative Violates Free Speech
  • NAHC Members Learn in St. Thomas USVI
  • Michael Beall Receives The President’s Award
  • Eight New Managers Join RCM Ranks, 19 Recertified
  • Membership Re-Elects NAHC Board Members
  • Report from Washington

Fall 2014

Articles Include:

  • NAHC Responds to HUD
  • FHA Cooperative Refinancing
  • Board Members Make a Positive Difference
  • Energy Credit Incentives
  • Air bnb Update

Summer 2014

Articles Include:

  • HUD Answers NAHC Questions
  • Six Steps to Cooperative Refinancing
  • New Maryland Cooperative Opens
  • FEMA Aid Ordered for Cooperatives

Spring 2014

Articles Include:

  • Officer’s Corner
  • NCB Rescues Cooperatives in the Aftermath of Super Storm Sandy
  • Cooperservations
  • Executive Arraigned, Suspected in Theft from NY Cooperatives

Winter 2014

Articles Include:

  • Cooperative, Board, Board Member, Office Authority — Do you Know the Difference?
  • NAHC Members Learn in Seattle
  • David J. Thompson Receives the Voorhis Award
  • NAHC Welcomes New and Re-certified Registered Cooperative Managers

Fall 2013

Articles Include:

  • March on Washington Genesis in NYC Housing Co-op
  • How to Encourage Volunteerism
  • Danger: Volunteering is Good for You
  • Seattle Conference Offers Education and Tours of Seattle Cooperatives and Victoria

Summer 2013

Articles Include:

  • Housing Cooperative Movement Loses Two Strong Women
  • Hanging Gardens of the Bronx Does Everything Right
  • Cooperative Conduct: A Guide for the New Cooperative Directors
  • RCM Program Graduates and Refreshes Students

Spring 2013

Articles include:

  • A Sample of Seattle and Washington State’s Housing Co-ops
  • NAHC Adopts New Mission Statement Based on Housing Cooperative’s Proven Record
  • Recent NAHC Board and Executive Committee Meetings
  • Seattle Site of NAHC’s 53rd Annual Conference

Winter 2013

Articles include:

  • Largest US Co-op is the First to Refinance with new Co-op Addition to HUD 223f Program
  • No Time for Timidity
  • Limited Equity Housing for Formerly Homeless Veterans: Ready to go to Scale?
  • NAHC Conference Fulfills Education Needs and Recognizes Accomplishments

Fall 2012

Articles include:

  • Develop, Preserve and Promote the Cooperative Business Model
  • Take Time to Educate Yourself on Fair Housing Laws
  • Informing and Educating Members: A practical example in enforcing screening policy
  • Brothel’s Demise Leads to Reno Area Co-op’s Success

Summer 2012

Articles include:

  • Victorian Homes Link Together As an Urban Cooperative
  • 2012 End of the World: Is your co-op legally prepared?
  • COOPSERVATION: Ex-offenders and Housing Cooperatives
  • Reno Conference Highlights
  • Internal Revenue Code Section 216 – The New 80-20 Rule
  • A Management Agent’s Path to Ethics

Spring 2012

Articles include:

  • US Co-op Leaders Warmly Welcomed to the White House
  • Report of the Board from Old San Juan
  • NAHC New Direct Members 2011
  • Britain’s Largest Housing Co-op Forms Overnight
  • Unethical Conduct is Not Always Obvious
  • RCM speaks up on licensing managers…

Winter 2012

Articles include:

  • Jim Jones credits Voorhis for defining co-op values
  • On the Subject of Ethics…
  • Housing Cooperatives Need to Confront the Use of Social Media by Employees
  • Atkinson Housing Cooperatives: Canada’s First-Ever Co-op Conversion of Public Housing
  • What Happens When a Members Dies
  • Management Representation Letters: What Co-op Boards Should Know

Fall 2011

Articles include:

  • We’re Here to Help!
  • Green efforst produce triple bottom line results
  • COOPSERVATION, A cooperative Credo
  • News from all over
  • Member Association News
  • NAHC’s 2012 Annual Conference
  • Converting Public Housing to Cooperatives: New
  • Perspective on an Older Idea

Summer 2011

Articles include:

  • Using the Past to Look Forward into the Future
  • One Boat, One Vote: Co-ops on the Water
  • COOPSERVATIONS: If you dont feed it, it won’t grow
  • NAHC’s 51st Annual Conference
  • 6 Key Research Findings
  • Legal Corner
  • Member Association News

Spring 2011

Articles include:

  • International Year of Cooperatives 2012
  • Chicago Energy Savings Program
  • Committee Corner
  • First Ever Co-op Opens for Homeless Veterans
  • People and Places
  • Legal Corner
  • NAHC 51st Annual Conference
  • NAHC Members Can Now Join Committees

Winter 2011

Articles include:

  • Housing Cooperatives: An opportunity to provide stable homeownership for moderate income families
  • NAHC Board Actions 2012 International Year of Cooperatives
  • Housing Cooperatives: Co-ops Without Cooperation?
  • NAHC Government Relations Agenda
  • Clarifying the Not For Profit/Non Profit Confusion

Summer 2010

Articles include:

  • Highlights of the business sessions at NAHC’s September Annual Conference
  • NAHC Government Relations Committee Report
  • Proposed Federal Guidelines Harmful to Cooperatives with Transfer Fees
  • The Treasurer’s Corner
  • Member Association Reports
  • Highlights of a Keynote Address from the MAHC Conference
  • The Functions and Duties of Directors of a Housing Cooperative
  • Hermitage Manor Cooperative – The Survivor

Spring 2010

Articles include:

  • Overview of the business sessions at NAHC’s 50th Annual Conference, September 22-25, in New Orleans
  • A focus on the benefit of belonging to a group for the mutual benefit of all in the group, highlighting NAHC member benefits
  • Activity ideas for your cooperative
  • NAHC Award Nominations: June 30 deadline
  • Member cooperative highlight: Nassau Gardens, an NAHC member cooperative that progressed from 1978 bankruptcy to 2010, where current activities include tackling new roofing, progressing on boiler replacements and streamlining administrative tasks, among other items
  • New Form of Coop Share Ownership in Illinois! Elsewhere? A look at a recent relevant 7th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals case

Winter 2010

Articles include:

  • A “How To” for a Cooperative Newsletter;
  • Village Creek Co-op Receives Historic Preservation Award;
  • A summary of The Rochdale Cooperative Principles, which are an inspiration for the 120 million Americans who are members of various kinds of co-ops;
  • Current Cooperative Development News;
  • Observations on a Housing Cooperative Attorney’s Role.

December 2009

Articles include:

  • Notes from the NAHC 2009 Annual Conference and Board Meeting overview
  • Making Board Decisions Effectively
  • Succession Planning for Board Leadership
  • The Cooperative Developer’s Corner

Fall 2009

Articles include:

  • An overview of the upcoming Annual Conference, including an outline of the Business Sessions and functions;
  • Find out: do you know where your ESI* data are? *Electronically Stored Information (ESI) includes databases, Web content, voice messaging, emails and spreadsheets that are open to discovery in their electronic form;
  • Policies on Preserving Records and Tax credits for new co-op members;
  • Download the Funding opportunities chart compiled by NAHC’s Government Relations Committee;
  • And as always, read the latest news from NAHC Member Associations.

Spring 2009

Articles include:

  • Resumption of below-market interest rate financing urged for housing co-ops
  • Cooperative Healthy Savings program announced
  • New RCM board members confirmed
  • An on-going dialogue about share loans
  • The Back Porch: “3R Program Summer Special”

November/December 2008

Articles include:

  • NAHC takes the lead on addressing housing crisis
  • “A Cooperative Solution,” a White Paper prepared by the NAHC legislative committee
  • National Cooperative Business Association prepares legislative agenda
  • “There’s a cooperative way out of this mess”

August/September 2008

Articles include:

  • National affordable housing initiative launched
  • Jerry Voorhis and his legacy
  • Twin Rivers Cooperative’s governance and the future
  • A workforce housing shortage—A cooperative solution; starting a workforce housing cooperative
  • Resident owned, land only cooperative coalition

April/June 2008

Articles include:

  • NCB refinances affordable housing co-ops
  • Long sought ‘80/20’ legislation now is law
  • Rosie the riveter lived here
  • The business judgment rule
  • Spotlight on Yapo Computer Learning Center
  • NCB news wire