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!

Seven Common Budgeting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

by Bill Henley | March 12, 2018 | Financial Issues

Each year, a cooperative’s board of directors must decide on a budget for the coming year in order to pay the bills in a timely manner, fund reserves and maintain the asset. This is a principal responsibility of the board of directors as outlined in the corporate bylaws. Budgeting is challenging for all boards, regardless […]

Project Costs: What’s the Bottom Line?

by Leon Yudkin Geoxavier | March 12, 2018 | Financial Issues

“How much will this cost?” is one of the first and foremost questions addressed when a capital project is presented for board review and approval. Whether the project in question is mandatory (like a code required fix) or discretionary (like new landscaping or interior finishes), the cost should and will inevitably be a key factor […]

Serve and Grow the Cooperative Community

by Andy Reicher | November 12, 2017 | Developing Your Cooperative

I started my work with cooperatives as a VISTA Volunteer in the South Bronx in 1974 at a time when the Bronx was burning so to speak. I was organizing and assisting a dozen buildings to become housing cooperatives. I joined the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) in 1978 where our cooperative work has grown […]

Eleven Tips for Speedier Board Meetings

by Douglas M. Kleine | June 23, 2017 | Governance

Start on time. Even if there is not a quorum, you can cover various announcements, resident input or other non-action  items. Tackle the most important issues early. Nothing says that approval of minutes, treasurer’s report, etc., have to be first on the agenda. Spend your energy on the tough things first. Do the routine things […]

Effects of Carpet on Exterior Masonry Balconies

by NAHC | June 23, 2017 | Property Management

By Mitchell H. Frumkin Balconies can be a promotional highlight of a building, giving residents an opportunity to step outside and enjoy the view. While sipping evening coffee and reading a good book, most residents will notice the cool breeze long before thinking about their balcony’s stability. However, structural stability should be aforethought in the […]

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!

Seven Common Budgeting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

by Bill Henley | March 12, 2018 | Financial Issues

Each year, a cooperative’s board of directors must decide on a budget for the coming year in order to pay the bills in a timely manner, fund reserves and maintain the asset. This is a principal responsibility of the board of directors as outlined in the corporate bylaws. Budgeting is challenging for all boards, regardless […]

Project Costs: What’s the Bottom Line?

by Leon Yudkin Geoxavier | March 12, 2018 | Financial Issues

“How much will this cost?” is one of the first and foremost questions addressed when a capital project is presented for board review and approval. Whether the project in question is mandatory (like a code required fix) or discretionary (like new landscaping or interior finishes), the cost should and will inevitably be a key factor […]

Serve and Grow the Cooperative Community

by Andy Reicher | November 12, 2017 | Developing Your Cooperative

I started my work with cooperatives as a VISTA Volunteer in the South Bronx in 1974 at a time when the Bronx was burning so to speak. I was organizing and assisting a dozen buildings to become housing cooperatives. I joined the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) in 1978 where our cooperative work has grown […]

Eleven Tips for Speedier Board Meetings

by Douglas M. Kleine | June 23, 2017 | Governance

Start on time. Even if there is not a quorum, you can cover various announcements, resident input or other non-action  items. Tackle the most important issues early. Nothing says that approval of minutes, treasurer’s report, etc., have to be first on the agenda. Spend your energy on the tough things first. Do the routine things […]

Effects of Carpet on Exterior Masonry Balconies

by NAHC | June 23, 2017 | Property Management

By Mitchell H. Frumkin Balconies can be a promotional highlight of a building, giving residents an opportunity to step outside and enjoy the view. While sipping evening coffee and reading a good book, most residents will notice the cool breeze long before thinking about their balcony’s stability. However, structural stability should be aforethought in the […]