Cooperative Housing Blog

NAHC’s Cooperative Housing Blog addresses hot topics for professionals in the housing cooperative industry. Legal issues, governance, development, tax tips and more are all up for discussion. Stand with NAHC at the forefront of cooperative housing issues to keep the conversation going!

NAHC Urges the HUD Secretary to Appoint a Special Assistant for Cooperatives

by NAHC | July 19, 2021 | NAHC News

NAHC has sent a letter to Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, the 18th Secretary of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), urging her to promptly appoint a special assistant for cooperative housing. The National Housing Act (12 USC 1715e) authorizes a special assistant and staff to support cooperatives and “eliminate obstacles to the full utilization” […]

Noise from the Bleachers

by Fred Gibbs | July 19, 2021 | Cooperative News

“RETURN TO NORMAL” – is a phrase we’ve heard in recent weeks as the country is loosed from the grips of a horrible pandemic that has devastated so many businesses, economies and families. The phrase strikes me as a failed attempt to describe something that is far from attainable. We have been irrecoverably changed. Businesses […]

Cooperative Homes for Justices Where Three Supremes Lived

by David J Thompson | July 19, 2021 | Community

When Elena Kagan was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, many in the United States celebrated the fact that there were now three women on the Supreme Court, the most women in the court’s history. However, women justices are regretfully, late arrivals at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court was established in 1789, […]

Climate Change, Local Law 97 and Us

by Ed Yaker | July 19, 2021 | Cooperative News

Turn on the television, tune to the news. Climate change is finally a leading story. President Biden has made climate change a core policy for every department. He has committed the United States to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (ghg) 50 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 emissions. New York State has pledged to have a […]

Open Board and Annual Member Meetings in 2021 Take Planning

by April Knoch | March 24, 2021 | COVID-19

Annual meetings are on the horizon again, but Covid restrictions are still in place. Without implementation of certain measures for open meetings and social distancing compliance, 2020 made it nearly impossible for hundreds of housing cooperatives to operate, both at a board level with open meeting requirements and at the membership meeting level. If you […]

Cooperative Housing Blog

NAHC’s Cooperative Housing Blog addresses hot topics for professionals in the housing cooperative industry. Legal issues, governance, development, tax tips and more are all up for discussion. Stand with NAHC at the forefront of cooperative housing issues to keep the conversation going!

NAHC Urges the HUD Secretary to Appoint a Special Assistant for Cooperatives

by NAHC | July 19, 2021 | NAHC News

NAHC has sent a letter to Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, the 18th Secretary of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), urging her to promptly appoint a special assistant for cooperative housing. The National Housing Act (12 USC 1715e) authorizes a special assistant and staff to support cooperatives and “eliminate obstacles to the full utilization” […]

Noise from the Bleachers

by Fred Gibbs | July 19, 2021 | Cooperative News

“RETURN TO NORMAL” – is a phrase we’ve heard in recent weeks as the country is loosed from the grips of a horrible pandemic that has devastated so many businesses, economies and families. The phrase strikes me as a failed attempt to describe something that is far from attainable. We have been irrecoverably changed. Businesses […]

Cooperative Homes for Justices Where Three Supremes Lived

by David J Thompson | July 19, 2021 | Community

When Elena Kagan was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, many in the United States celebrated the fact that there were now three women on the Supreme Court, the most women in the court’s history. However, women justices are regretfully, late arrivals at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court was established in 1789, […]

Climate Change, Local Law 97 and Us

by Ed Yaker | July 19, 2021 | Cooperative News

Turn on the television, tune to the news. Climate change is finally a leading story. President Biden has made climate change a core policy for every department. He has committed the United States to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (ghg) 50 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 emissions. New York State has pledged to have a […]

Open Board and Annual Member Meetings in 2021 Take Planning

by April Knoch | March 24, 2021 | COVID-19

Annual meetings are on the horizon again, but Covid restrictions are still in place. Without implementation of certain measures for open meetings and social distancing compliance, 2020 made it nearly impossible for hundreds of housing cooperatives to operate, both at a board level with open meeting requirements and at the membership meeting level. If you […]