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!

Cooperative Housing Can Create a Sustainability Community

by Hugh Jeffers | March 29, 2022 | Community

Climate change has become a significant issue facing the world the past several decades. A distinction exists between climate change and weather. Weather is a natural phenomenon that changes daily. Climate change is a measure of weather patterns over long periods of time. The three major contributors to climate change include: NATURE – volcanic activity pushes […]

Next Gen Cooperative

by Fred Gibbs | March 29, 2022 | Community

Recently, I have enjoyed conversations with long-term cooperative members, some of whom were closely involved in the formation of their housing cooperative. The stories are amazing and awe-inspiring. The obstacles faced by these cooperators included economic roadblocks, municipal government setbacks, racism, soft redlining, as well as corruption and unexplained delays. Yet, the housing cooperative communities […]

The Business Judgment Rule is Important for Housing Cooperatives

by Daniel Costello and Jessica Blumberg | March 29, 2022 | Legal Advice

A housing cooperative’s board of directors is often tasked with making many different decisions to oversee and govern the cooperative. Under corporate law, these decisions are generally protected from judicial review or intervention under a doctrine called the business judgment rule. For the business judgment rule to apply, certain factors must be met. The most […]

Mobile Home Parks Going Cooperative

by David J. Thompson | March 29, 2022 | Cooperative News

America welcomes a New Wave of Structural Cooperative Growth Sometime in 2022, resident-owned mobile home* park (MHP) cooperatives in the United States will reach the level of 20,000 cooperative owner families. As of December 31, 2021, 287 mobile home parks (MHPs) are now resident-owned through the ROC USA Network. These parks serve families in 20 […]

Good Governance: Stay in your Lane

by Ralph Marcus | March 29, 2022 | Governance

Having a great working relationship between board members and your managers is not an easy task. While the foundation of such relationships may be fairly common, getting everyone on one page and keeping everyone there is seldom commonplace especially when ever-changing environments interrupt those harmonious relationships. So, how might a cooperative create a harmonious relationship […]

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!

Cooperative Housing Can Create a Sustainability Community

by Hugh Jeffers | March 29, 2022 | Community

Climate change has become a significant issue facing the world the past several decades. A distinction exists between climate change and weather. Weather is a natural phenomenon that changes daily. Climate change is a measure of weather patterns over long periods of time. The three major contributors to climate change include: NATURE – volcanic activity pushes […]

Next Gen Cooperative

by Fred Gibbs | March 29, 2022 | Community

Recently, I have enjoyed conversations with long-term cooperative members, some of whom were closely involved in the formation of their housing cooperative. The stories are amazing and awe-inspiring. The obstacles faced by these cooperators included economic roadblocks, municipal government setbacks, racism, soft redlining, as well as corruption and unexplained delays. Yet, the housing cooperative communities […]

The Business Judgment Rule is Important for Housing Cooperatives

by Daniel Costello and Jessica Blumberg | March 29, 2022 | Legal Advice

A housing cooperative’s board of directors is often tasked with making many different decisions to oversee and govern the cooperative. Under corporate law, these decisions are generally protected from judicial review or intervention under a doctrine called the business judgment rule. For the business judgment rule to apply, certain factors must be met. The most […]

Mobile Home Parks Going Cooperative

by David J. Thompson | March 29, 2022 | Cooperative News

America welcomes a New Wave of Structural Cooperative Growth Sometime in 2022, resident-owned mobile home* park (MHP) cooperatives in the United States will reach the level of 20,000 cooperative owner families. As of December 31, 2021, 287 mobile home parks (MHPs) are now resident-owned through the ROC USA Network. These parks serve families in 20 […]

Good Governance: Stay in your Lane

by Ralph Marcus | March 29, 2022 | Governance

Having a great working relationship between board members and your managers is not an easy task. While the foundation of such relationships may be fairly common, getting everyone on one page and keeping everyone there is seldom commonplace especially when ever-changing environments interrupt those harmonious relationships. So, how might a cooperative create a harmonious relationship […]