COOPSERVATIONS

COOPSERVATIONS is NAHC’s newest resource. Our blog focuses on topics most relevant to professionals in the co-op industry. Cooperative housing governance, development, financial issues and more are up for discussion. Stand with NAHC at the forefront of cooperative housing issues to keep the conversation going.

Brooklyn Cooperative votes to Remain Affordable

by webmaster | April 28, 2017 | Developing Housing Cooperatives

Brooklyn Cooperative votes to Remain Affordable Members of St. James Place Towers, a 326-unit limited equity cooperative developed under the Mitchell-Lama program in New York, has voted to remain as a limited equity cooperative. The Mitchell-Lama program provided a low-interest 40-year mortgage and property tax relief. Once the mortgage is paid off, the cooperative can […]

A Credit Check Pitfall Cooperative Boards Can Avoid

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Financial Issues of Concern for Housing Cooperatives

A Credit Check Pitfall Cooperative Boards Can Avoid By Randall Pentiuk, Esq., and Kerry L. Morgan, Esq. In considering a new member, cooperative boards usually include a credit check authorization form in their application packet. The credit check form to be signed by the applicant is usually straightforward, authorizing the board to run a credit […]

Cooperative USA Share Listing Program

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Operating Housing Cooperatives

Showcase your Cooperative with NAHC’S Newest Member Benefit, Cooperative USA Share Listing Program If you’re an NAHC member and interested in listing a cooperative membership for sale, the Share Listing Program is available to help. This new listing program is the ultimate resource to promote your available membership to the extended NAHC network at an […]

NAHC Founder, President Emeritus: Gives Advice to Those Seeking Board Service

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Cooperative Housing Governance

NAHC Founder, President Emeritus: Gives Advice to Those Seeking Board Service With the NAHC board elections in the fall, CHQ editor Altoria Bell Ross had a conversation with NAHC President Emeritus Roger Willcox. During the interview, Willcox discussed his launch into the cooperatives, his board service, his accomplishments as president and advice for rising NAHC […]

NAHC Gets a New Executive Director

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Other Cooperative Topics

NAHC Gets a New Executive Director By Altoria Bell Ross For those who attend recent annual conferences, NAHC’s new Executive Director, Mik Bauer, is a familiar face. He’s the friendly face enthusiastically greeting members as they approach the conference welcome desk. Formerly NAHC’s membership director, Mik moved into his new position on February 1. In […]

A Definition For Housing Cooperatives

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Developing Housing Cooperatives

A Definition For Housing Cooperatives By Herb Fisher It is amazing that after 146 years since the Rochdale Principles were set forth by the Rochdale, England pioneers in cooperation, there is not a readily available, cryptic definition of a cooperative, much less a housing cooperative. When asked, what is a cooperative, most all refer to […]

Lead-Based Paint Final Rule Update

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Physical Management of Housing Cooperatives

Lead-Based Paint Final Rule Update By Judy Sullivan On January 13, 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Office issued a final rule amending the lead-based paint regulations by reducing the blood level in a child under the age of six that triggers an environmental intervention if […]

Myths and Maxims for Cooperative Boards

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Cooperative Housing Governance

Myths and Maxims for Cooperative Boards By Karen Zimbelman Editor’s Note: This article was reprinted from the May-June 1994 issue of the Cooperative Grocers. Without a doubt, an effective board of directors requires smooth and well-planned internal systems. Yet, given the press of responsibilities and the on-going demands of the job, this is one area […]

COOPSERVATIONS

COOPSERVATIONS is NAHC’s newest resource. Our blog focuses on topics most relevant to professionals in the co-op industry. Cooperative housing governance, development, financial issues and more are up for discussion. Stand with NAHC at the forefront of cooperative housing issues to keep the conversation going.

Brooklyn Cooperative votes to Remain Affordable

by webmaster | April 28, 2017 | Developing Housing Cooperatives

Brooklyn Cooperative votes to Remain Affordable Members of St. James Place Towers, a 326-unit limited equity cooperative developed under the Mitchell-Lama program in New York, has voted to remain as a limited equity cooperative. The Mitchell-Lama program provided a low-interest 40-year mortgage and property tax relief. Once the mortgage is paid off, the cooperative can […]

A Credit Check Pitfall Cooperative Boards Can Avoid

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Financial Issues of Concern for Housing Cooperatives

A Credit Check Pitfall Cooperative Boards Can Avoid By Randall Pentiuk, Esq., and Kerry L. Morgan, Esq. In considering a new member, cooperative boards usually include a credit check authorization form in their application packet. The credit check form to be signed by the applicant is usually straightforward, authorizing the board to run a credit […]

Cooperative USA Share Listing Program

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Operating Housing Cooperatives

Showcase your Cooperative with NAHC’S Newest Member Benefit, Cooperative USA Share Listing Program If you’re an NAHC member and interested in listing a cooperative membership for sale, the Share Listing Program is available to help. This new listing program is the ultimate resource to promote your available membership to the extended NAHC network at an […]

NAHC Founder, President Emeritus: Gives Advice to Those Seeking Board Service

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Cooperative Housing Governance

NAHC Founder, President Emeritus: Gives Advice to Those Seeking Board Service With the NAHC board elections in the fall, CHQ editor Altoria Bell Ross had a conversation with NAHC President Emeritus Roger Willcox. During the interview, Willcox discussed his launch into the cooperatives, his board service, his accomplishments as president and advice for rising NAHC […]

NAHC Gets a New Executive Director

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Other Cooperative Topics

NAHC Gets a New Executive Director By Altoria Bell Ross For those who attend recent annual conferences, NAHC’s new Executive Director, Mik Bauer, is a familiar face. He’s the friendly face enthusiastically greeting members as they approach the conference welcome desk. Formerly NAHC’s membership director, Mik moved into his new position on February 1. In […]

A Definition For Housing Cooperatives

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Developing Housing Cooperatives

A Definition For Housing Cooperatives By Herb Fisher It is amazing that after 146 years since the Rochdale Principles were set forth by the Rochdale, England pioneers in cooperation, there is not a readily available, cryptic definition of a cooperative, much less a housing cooperative. When asked, what is a cooperative, most all refer to […]

Lead-Based Paint Final Rule Update

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Physical Management of Housing Cooperatives

Lead-Based Paint Final Rule Update By Judy Sullivan On January 13, 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Office issued a final rule amending the lead-based paint regulations by reducing the blood level in a child under the age of six that triggers an environmental intervention if […]

Myths and Maxims for Cooperative Boards

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Cooperative Housing Governance

Myths and Maxims for Cooperative Boards By Karen Zimbelman Editor’s Note: This article was reprinted from the May-June 1994 issue of the Cooperative Grocers. Without a doubt, an effective board of directors requires smooth and well-planned internal systems. Yet, given the press of responsibilities and the on-going demands of the job, this is one area […]