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!

2017 Keynote Speaker Andy Reicher: Serve and Grow the Cooperative Community

by NAHC | November 12, 2017 | Developing Your Cooperative

I started my work with cooperatives as a VISTA Volunteer in the South Bronx in 1974 at a time when the Bronx was burning so to speak. I was organizing and assisting a dozen buildings to become housing cooperatives. I joined the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) in 1978 where our cooperative work has grown […]

Eleven Tips for Speedier Board Meetings

by NAHC | June 23, 2017 | Governance

By Douglas M. Kleine Start on time. Even if there is not a quorum, you can cover various announcements, resident input or other non-action  items. Tackle the most important issues early. Nothing says that approval of minutes, treasurer’s report, etc., have to be first on the agenda. Spend your energy on the tough things first. […]

Effects of Carpet on Exterior Masonry Balconies

by NAHC | June 23, 2017 | Property Management

By Mitchell H. Frumkin Balconies can be a promotional highlight of a building, giving residents an opportunity to step outside and enjoy the view. While sipping evening coffee and reading a good book, most residents will notice the cool breeze long before thinking about their balcony’s stability. However, structural stability should be aforethought in the […]

The Key to DWV: What You Need to Know about Drain, Waste & Vent Piping Systems

by NAHC | June 23, 2017 | Property Management

By John Griffith Your drain waste and vent (DWV) system is probably one of the most important components of your plumbing system, allowing the flow and removal of grey-water and sewage down drains and through waste pipes. Unfortunately, as buildings age, the corrosion of cast iron DWV piping can become a severe problem. Depending on […]

N.Y. Appellate Court Opinions Say No to Board’s Business Judgment Rule Reliance

by NAHC | June 23, 2017 | Other Cooperative Topics

By Herbert Fisher, Esq. and Randall Pentiuk, Esq. Authors’ Note: The authors did not research N.Y. Probate Law to see how it treats the inheritance of the shares as personal property (personalty). Under most state laws, the shares would transfer upon order of a probate court or a small estates affidavit, if applicable. Once that […]

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!

2017 Keynote Speaker Andy Reicher: Serve and Grow the Cooperative Community

by NAHC | November 12, 2017 | Developing Your Cooperative

I started my work with cooperatives as a VISTA Volunteer in the South Bronx in 1974 at a time when the Bronx was burning so to speak. I was organizing and assisting a dozen buildings to become housing cooperatives. I joined the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) in 1978 where our cooperative work has grown […]

Eleven Tips for Speedier Board Meetings

by NAHC | June 23, 2017 | Governance

By Douglas M. Kleine Start on time. Even if there is not a quorum, you can cover various announcements, resident input or other non-action  items. Tackle the most important issues early. Nothing says that approval of minutes, treasurer’s report, etc., have to be first on the agenda. Spend your energy on the tough things first. […]

Effects of Carpet on Exterior Masonry Balconies

by NAHC | June 23, 2017 | Property Management

By Mitchell H. Frumkin Balconies can be a promotional highlight of a building, giving residents an opportunity to step outside and enjoy the view. While sipping evening coffee and reading a good book, most residents will notice the cool breeze long before thinking about their balcony’s stability. However, structural stability should be aforethought in the […]

The Key to DWV: What You Need to Know about Drain, Waste & Vent Piping Systems

by NAHC | June 23, 2017 | Property Management

By John Griffith Your drain waste and vent (DWV) system is probably one of the most important components of your plumbing system, allowing the flow and removal of grey-water and sewage down drains and through waste pipes. Unfortunately, as buildings age, the corrosion of cast iron DWV piping can become a severe problem. Depending on […]

N.Y. Appellate Court Opinions Say No to Board’s Business Judgment Rule Reliance

by NAHC | June 23, 2017 | Other Cooperative Topics

By Herbert Fisher, Esq. and Randall Pentiuk, Esq. Authors’ Note: The authors did not research N.Y. Probate Law to see how it treats the inheritance of the shares as personal property (personalty). Under most state laws, the shares would transfer upon order of a probate court or a small estates affidavit, if applicable. Once that […]