Archive for May 2017

Call for Speakers at NAHC’s 57th Annual Conference


The National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC) is holding its 57th Annual Conference at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX on October 25, 2017 through October 28, 2017.

If you are interested in providing a session at the National Association of Housing Cooperatives Annual Conference, please complete the speaking engagement questionnaire.

NAHC has decided to offer the following six tracks: 

  1. Lending and Other Cooperative Financial Considerations (This topic should include discussion on lending options, budgeting or other financial topics).
  2. Cooperative Governance and Ethical Issues (This topic will include governance issues. Discussions on ethical values and discussions on the development of governance plans).
  3. Marketing for the Future of Cooperatives (This topic will include discussions on marketing with the use of social media, discussions on the development of marketing plans and different methods of marketing).
  4. Enhanced Operational Programs for Cooperatives (This topic will include developing a Maintenance Improvement Plan, discussion of enhancing other operational programs to take the next steps to a better equipped Cooperative).
  5. Legal and Legislative Issues (This topic will include discussions of legal issues, governmental issues and legislative issues).
  6. Registered Cooperative Managers (All classes have been developed for Approved Resident Cooperative Managers).

Please forward the questionnaire, to the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, by fax at 202-216-9646, or by email at, no later than Flag Day, which falls on
Wednesday, June 14, 2017.


NCBA CLUSA is thrilled to announce that a decades-long absence of federally-reported data on co-ops in the U.S. will end with the 2017 Economic Census. The Office of Management and Budget on Friday approved without change or question the main 2017 Economic Census package, which includes a question identifying cooperative businesses.

“This is a breakthrough moment for cooperatives nationwide,” said Judy Ziewacz, president and CEO of NCBA CLUSA. “The data gathered by the 2017 Economic Survey will fill a critical gap within the cooperative sector, allowing us to tell the story of cooperative economic impact in a more compelling way.”


Pam Patenaude nominated as Deputy Secretary of HUD

Early last week, President Trump nominated Pam Patenaude as Deputy Secretary of HUD. Patenaude, who has worked in apartment management, HUD, and academia, was one of the industry’s top recommendations for Secretary before Trump appointed Ben Carson.

Here’s a more complete look at her bio:

  • Executive vice president of the Urban Land Institute and founding executive director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing
  • HUD assistant deputy secretary for field policy and management
  • HUD assistant secretary for community, planning and development
  • State director and deputy chief of staff for U.S. Senator Bob Smith
  • Vice president of Manor Homes Builders
  • Administered the Section 8 rental assistance program at the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

Patenaude will now go through a Senate confirmation before taking over officially at HUD, if approved. To read more, visit the official White House Press release here.