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!

It Is So Simple: What Does a Housing Cooperative Membership/Share Purchase Buy?

by Herbert Fisher | June 27, 2019 | Cooperative Housing 101

It is all in the documents. It is all described in the bylaws. Purchase of a membership or shares issued by a housing cooperative buys more than an undivided ownership of the cooperative corporation. It also buys the right to occupy a dwelling unit owned by the cooperative corporation. The ownership and possessory rights can […]

An Anti-Harassment Policy – A Model Policy – Is Needed

by Herbert Fisher | June 19, 2019 | Legal Advice

With a shifting atmosphere providing more comfort for women to come forward with sexual harassment complaints, housing cooperatives must be alert to having a policy covering this area. This policy should be developed in anticipation that it is more probable today that such a complaint will be made in the cooperative housing setting. The housing […]

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 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!

It Is So Simple: What Does a Housing Cooperative Membership/Share Purchase Buy?

by Herbert Fisher | June 27, 2019 | Cooperative Housing 101

It is all in the documents. It is all described in the bylaws. Purchase of a membership or shares issued by a housing cooperative buys more than an undivided ownership of the cooperative corporation. It also buys the right to occupy a dwelling unit owned by the cooperative corporation. The ownership and possessory rights can […]

An Anti-Harassment Policy – A Model Policy – Is Needed

by Herbert Fisher | June 19, 2019 | Legal Advice

With a shifting atmosphere providing more comfort for women to come forward with sexual harassment complaints, housing cooperatives must be alert to having a policy covering this area. This policy should be developed in anticipation that it is more probable today that such a complaint will be made in the cooperative housing setting. The housing […]

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 […]