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!

Sticky Details of Sensitive Employee Terminations Require Boards to be Diligent

by Randall A. Pentiuk, Esq. | March 27, 2019 | Governance

As all cooperative boards are challenged with the potential of having a contested termination of a member’s membership and occupancy, there is nothing more challenging than a cooperative having to litigate a contested termination action against one of its employees who is also a member of record. It can be quite common in a cooperative […]

Government Relations is a Member Benefit that Garners Many Cooperative Achievements

by NAHC | March 27, 2019 | Other Cooperative Topics

Housing Cooperative Victories Over the years NAHC has had many successful victories legislatively and in the courts. As mentioned in the Report from Washington, a disaster relief bill for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide eligibility for housing cooperatives and condominiums was enacted into law on October 5, 2018. The following are some of […]

First New York City Cooperative Installs Solar Panels

by NAHC | March 27, 2019 | Developing Your Cooperative

In December, an affordable 60-unit cooperative known as128 West 138th Street (the Co-op) became the first in the city to install solar panels under a program designed to bring renewable energy to buildings in upper Manhattan neighborhoods. As a part of the Solar Uptown Now (SUN) campaign led by WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE […]

Cooperative Developers among Fund Recipients

by NAHC | March 27, 2019 | Developing Your Cooperative

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced the distribution of $160,000,000 in funds to 221 community development financial institutions. Among the awardees are Capital Impact Partners (an affiliate of NCB), New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and Chicago Community Loan Fund.

CSI Upgrades, Rebrands and Refinances Its Kalamazoo, Mich., Cooperative

by NAHC | March 27, 2019 | Developing Your Cooperative

CSI support and development announced this summer that it would invest $300,000 to upgrade its senior housing cooperative in Washington Square—the first step in a five-year, $6 million renovation plan. The near-term enhancements include improvements to the interior and exterior, enhanced security and a name change for the Kalamazoo, Mich., cooperative. Washington Square Co-op will […]

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!

Sticky Details of Sensitive Employee Terminations Require Boards to be Diligent

by Randall A. Pentiuk, Esq. | March 27, 2019 | Governance

As all cooperative boards are challenged with the potential of having a contested termination of a member’s membership and occupancy, there is nothing more challenging than a cooperative having to litigate a contested termination action against one of its employees who is also a member of record. It can be quite common in a cooperative […]

Government Relations is a Member Benefit that Garners Many Cooperative Achievements

by NAHC | March 27, 2019 | Other Cooperative Topics

Housing Cooperative Victories Over the years NAHC has had many successful victories legislatively and in the courts. As mentioned in the Report from Washington, a disaster relief bill for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide eligibility for housing cooperatives and condominiums was enacted into law on October 5, 2018. The following are some of […]

First New York City Cooperative Installs Solar Panels

by NAHC | March 27, 2019 | Developing Your Cooperative

In December, an affordable 60-unit cooperative known as128 West 138th Street (the Co-op) became the first in the city to install solar panels under a program designed to bring renewable energy to buildings in upper Manhattan neighborhoods. As a part of the Solar Uptown Now (SUN) campaign led by WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE […]

Cooperative Developers among Fund Recipients

by NAHC | March 27, 2019 | Developing Your Cooperative

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced the distribution of $160,000,000 in funds to 221 community development financial institutions. Among the awardees are Capital Impact Partners (an affiliate of NCB), New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and Chicago Community Loan Fund.

CSI Upgrades, Rebrands and Refinances Its Kalamazoo, Mich., Cooperative

by NAHC | March 27, 2019 | Developing Your Cooperative

CSI support and development announced this summer that it would invest $300,000 to upgrade its senior housing cooperative in Washington Square—the first step in a five-year, $6 million renovation plan. The near-term enhancements include improvements to the interior and exterior, enhanced security and a name change for the Kalamazoo, Mich., cooperative. Washington Square Co-op will […]