Resources for Professionals
NAHC is your source of information for all issues related to cooperative housing.
Because housing cooperatives can benefit from engaging professionals familiar with the specific nuances of cooperative housing, many housing cooperatives look for professionals who are NAHC members. To connect cooperatives with experienced cooperative professionals, NAHC offers an comprehensive online directory of professional members, which lists a variety of professionals by their respective service specialty. A basic ad listing on in the directory is an included member benefit in the Professional Member’s annual dues.
In addition, NAHC can provide you with advertising opportunities to housing cooperatives decision makers throughout the nation who may be interested in your services. Click here to inquire about advertising in our publications, exhibiting at the annual conference, or sponsoring an event or program.
We also have the following additional resources for these professionals:
NAHC offers an Attorneys’ Roundtable workshop at each annual conference where attorneys discuss legal issues and address problems of cooperatives. NAHC’s government relations program monitors federal legislation and regulations, and keeps up to date on issues that impact cooperatives.
Accountants and CPAs
The number one tax concern of housing cooperatives for the last 15 years has been federal tax law. NAHC successfully fought the IRS to have cooperatives taxed under Subchapter T rather than Section 277, which would have made revenue earnings taxable. Favorable changes to Section 216, which governs the ability of cooperative shareholders to deduct mortgage interest and real estate taxes, are usually on our legislative agenda.
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) has additional information on special issues related to housing cooperatives. The CPA Journal Online provides a definition of a housing cooperative corporation for tax purposes.
Resident Property Managers
To help foster excellence in the cooperative housing management profession, NAHC sponsors the Registered Cooperative Manager Program, a designation program for cooperative site managers. The Board of Governors has prepared the Code of Ethical Conduct to encourage ethical behavior of cooperative site managers. Click here for upcoming RCM certification courses or to download the RCM application and instructions.
NAHC also maintains relations with other management groups such as the National Affordable Housing Management Association, the Community Associations Institute and the National Associated Builders and Owners (NABO) Registered Apartment Management (RAM) program Managers benefit from attending NAHC’s annual conference as well as ongoing updates throughout the year.
Developers, Lenders and Consultants
The Cooperative Housing Quarterly (CHQ) often highlights issues on new cooperative developments. The NAHC annual conference includes workshops on development issues. NAHC works for changes to FHA programs to make them easier to use and more relevant to today’s marketplace and consumer. Faster HUD processing, higher mortgage limits, and less red tape are our overall objectives.
A development forum is scheduled together with the NAHC conference and often includes local agencies and lenders.
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