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!

NAHC Gets a New Executive Director

by NAHC | 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 NAHC | April 12, 2017 | Developing Your Cooperative

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 NAHC | April 12, 2017 | Property Management

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 NAHC | April 12, 2017 | 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 […]

British Columbia Federation Forms Land Trust for Affordable Cooperative Housing

by NAHC | March 12, 2017 | Developing Your Cooperative

British Columbia Federation Forms Land Trust for Affordable Cooperative Housing By David Freed The Canadian cooperative housing movement has embarked on a novel initiative with the potential to transform how cooperatives are developed and preserved as affordable housing for future generations. The Cooperative Housing Federation of British Columbia (CHF BC) is the service and support […]

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!

NAHC Gets a New Executive Director

by NAHC | 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 NAHC | April 12, 2017 | Developing Your Cooperative

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 NAHC | April 12, 2017 | Property Management

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 NAHC | April 12, 2017 | 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 […]

British Columbia Federation Forms Land Trust for Affordable Cooperative Housing

by NAHC | March 12, 2017 | Developing Your Cooperative

British Columbia Federation Forms Land Trust for Affordable Cooperative Housing By David Freed The Canadian cooperative housing movement has embarked on a novel initiative with the potential to transform how cooperatives are developed and preserved as affordable housing for future generations. The Cooperative Housing Federation of British Columbia (CHF BC) is the service and support […]