NAHC is Cooperating with Other Cooperatives at Home, Around the World Linda Brockway Greg Carlson Fred Gibbs Karen Harvey Randall Pentiuk

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2018 be the best year ever for our members.

In early October, Linda Brockway and Greg Carlson attended the Co-op Festival and National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA’s Impact Conference. Both Brockway and Carlson networked with representatives of the cooperative sectors that make up the cooperative community, which includes housing.

This event clearly assisted cooperative members in meeting the Rochdale’s 6th principle, “Cooperation among cooperatives.” Let us continue to seek out neighboring cooperatives in other sectors, so that the cooperatives can work together to enhance the community. NAHC would like to encourage our member associations to do business with other cooperatives.

Later in the month, NAHC held its annual conference October 25-28, 2017. This conference was one of the best. The attendees had an educational experience like no other (please read accompanying articles in this publication for more details).

During the annual meeting of members, the NAHC membership elected, and our member associations appointed several new members to the NAHC board. Congratulations to Carlos Aznar, Marlene Dau, Aletha Davis and John Gordon as our new board members. May your NAHC experience be a fruitful
one. The NAHC board elected new officers: Fred Gibbs stepped up to the chair of the board, Randall Pentiuk is NAHC’s new executive vice president and our new secretary is Karen Harvey. Good luck to all.

NAHC would like to extend sincere appreciation to our outgoing Chair Ralph Marcus (NAHC’s 2017 Awardee of the Jerry Voorhis Memorial Award) and previous Secretary Anne Hill. Thank you both for your many years of service and devotion to NAHC and our mission.

In early November, Karen Harvey represented NAHC at the North America Students of Cooperatives Organization (NASCO) annual institute meeting. NASCO is a partner with NAHC. Our members have been going to the NASCO conference for some years to get a younger point of view and to have NASCO become involved in NAHC.

NAHC is now a member of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). By being a member of the ICA, NAHC is also a member of the Cooperative Housing International (CHI). NAHC is very happy to be part of the international cooperative community. In November, Brockway traveled as the NAHC delegate to the CHI board meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was elected to the CHI Board for a two-year period.

As 2017 ended, Congress passed a new tax code, which was signed by President Donald Trump in December. This new tax code doubles the standard deduction while capping or restricting the previous itemized deduction. This change may be advantageous for many of our members, but for those in urban
areas like New York, Chicago and San Francisco, it may not be beneficial. Only time will tell.

NAHC, along with our governmental relationship specialist, Judy Sullivan, continues to fight cooperative discrimination on the federal level regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) relief for housing cooperatives, reverse mortgages for housing cooperative seniors and veteran home loan
mortgage guarantees for housing cooperatives.

Please be sure to mark your calendars for the NAHC’s 58th annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz., which will be held October 24-27, 2018. Please watch out for the “Save the Date” postcards, which should be forwarded to you in early April

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NAHC is Cooperating with Other Cooperatives at Home, Around the World Linda Brockway Greg Carlson Fred Gibbs Karen Harvey Randall Pentiuk

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2018 be the best year ever for our members.

In early October, Linda Brockway and Greg Carlson attended the Co-op Festival and National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA’s Impact Conference. Both Brockway and Carlson networked with representatives of the cooperative sectors that make up the cooperative community, which includes housing.

This event clearly assisted cooperative members in meeting the Rochdale’s 6th principle, “Cooperation among cooperatives.” Let us continue to seek out neighboring cooperatives in other sectors, so that the cooperatives can work together to enhance the community. NAHC would like to encourage our member associations to do business with other cooperatives.

Later in the month, NAHC held its annual conference October 25-28, 2017. This conference was one of the best. The attendees had an educational experience like no other (please read accompanying articles in this publication for more details).

During the annual meeting of members, the NAHC membership elected, and our member associations appointed several new members to the NAHC board. Congratulations to Carlos Aznar, Marlene Dau, Aletha Davis and John Gordon as our new board members. May your NAHC experience be a fruitful
one. The NAHC board elected new officers: Fred Gibbs stepped up to the chair of the board, Randall Pentiuk is NAHC’s new executive vice president and our new secretary is Karen Harvey. Good luck to all.

NAHC would like to extend sincere appreciation to our outgoing Chair Ralph Marcus (NAHC’s 2017 Awardee of the Jerry Voorhis Memorial Award) and previous Secretary Anne Hill. Thank you both for your many years of service and devotion to NAHC and our mission.

In early November, Karen Harvey represented NAHC at the North America Students of Cooperatives Organization (NASCO) annual institute meeting. NASCO is a partner with NAHC. Our members have been going to the NASCO conference for some years to get a younger point of view and to have NASCO become involved in NAHC.

NAHC is now a member of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). By being a member of the ICA, NAHC is also a member of the Cooperative Housing International (CHI). NAHC is very happy to be part of the international cooperative community. In November, Brockway traveled as the NAHC delegate to the CHI board meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was elected to the CHI Board for a two-year period.

As 2017 ended, Congress passed a new tax code, which was signed by President Donald Trump in December. This new tax code doubles the standard deduction while capping or restricting the previous itemized deduction. This change may be advantageous for many of our members, but for those in urban
areas like New York, Chicago and San Francisco, it may not be beneficial. Only time will tell.

NAHC, along with our governmental relationship specialist, Judy Sullivan, continues to fight cooperative discrimination on the federal level regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) relief for housing cooperatives, reverse mortgages for housing cooperative seniors and veteran home loan
mortgage guarantees for housing cooperatives.

Please be sure to mark your calendars for the NAHC’s 58th annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz., which will be held October 24-27, 2018. Please watch out for the “Save the Date” postcards, which should be forwarded to you in early April

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