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 Chairman Testifies before the D.C. Cooperative Task Force

by NAHC | October 3, 2019 | NAHC News

Editor’s Note: On July 20, 2019, Greg Carlson, board chairman of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, spoke before Councilwoman Anita Bonds and the District of Columbia City Council in support of its report from the Cooperative Housing Task Force. NAHC President, Fred Gibbs, and government relations specialist, Judy Sullivan, also attended the hearing. Here […]

Trio of Community Purchases Preserves Nearly 900 Affordable Homes in New Hampshire

by NAHC | October 2, 2019 | Cooperative News

On the day before Thanksgiving, more than 1,000 homeowners in four New Hampshire mobile-home parks learned that their parks — meaning the land under their homes — would be sold. The corporation that owned the parks planned to sell them to a Michigan company, the country’s third-largest park owner. The homeowners, though, made different plans. […]

NAHC Coalitions Work Together for the Good

by NAHC | October 2, 2019 | NAHC News

Many years ago, associations engaged with the federal government as independent entities. However, today if an association wants to be successful with Congress and the government, it needs to work collaboratively with other like-minded organizations to form coalitions. A coalition is a group of interdependent people focused on advancing or opposing a particular issue. A […]

Board Member Represents NAHC at the Cooperative Housing International Meeting

by NAHC | October 2, 2019 | NAHC News

Board Member Linda Brockway represented NAHC at the Cooperative Housing International (CHI) Board of Directors meeting in Lyon, France, on June 3, 2019. At the board meeting, CHI Vice President Guido Schwarzendahl indicated that Ukraine wanted to hold a second symposium the first week of November and that he would be working with the persons […]

Residents of Two New England Manufactured Home Communities Celebrate Ownership

by Doug Clopp | October 2, 2019 | Developing Your Cooperative

Residents of two Westfield manufactured home communities have a lot to celebrate as they take ownership of the land beneath their communities, securing affordable housing for their families. In July, the residents of Arbor Mobile Home Park and Heritage MHP manufactured home communities in Westfield, Mass., became the newest manufactured housing cooperatives to join a […]

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 Chairman Testifies before the D.C. Cooperative Task Force

by NAHC | October 3, 2019 | NAHC News

Editor’s Note: On July 20, 2019, Greg Carlson, board chairman of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, spoke before Councilwoman Anita Bonds and the District of Columbia City Council in support of its report from the Cooperative Housing Task Force. NAHC President, Fred Gibbs, and government relations specialist, Judy Sullivan, also attended the hearing. Here […]

Trio of Community Purchases Preserves Nearly 900 Affordable Homes in New Hampshire

by NAHC | October 2, 2019 | Cooperative News

On the day before Thanksgiving, more than 1,000 homeowners in four New Hampshire mobile-home parks learned that their parks — meaning the land under their homes — would be sold. The corporation that owned the parks planned to sell them to a Michigan company, the country’s third-largest park owner. The homeowners, though, made different plans. […]

NAHC Coalitions Work Together for the Good

by NAHC | October 2, 2019 | NAHC News

Many years ago, associations engaged with the federal government as independent entities. However, today if an association wants to be successful with Congress and the government, it needs to work collaboratively with other like-minded organizations to form coalitions. A coalition is a group of interdependent people focused on advancing or opposing a particular issue. A […]

Board Member Represents NAHC at the Cooperative Housing International Meeting

by NAHC | October 2, 2019 | NAHC News

Board Member Linda Brockway represented NAHC at the Cooperative Housing International (CHI) Board of Directors meeting in Lyon, France, on June 3, 2019. At the board meeting, CHI Vice President Guido Schwarzendahl indicated that Ukraine wanted to hold a second symposium the first week of November and that he would be working with the persons […]

Residents of Two New England Manufactured Home Communities Celebrate Ownership

by Doug Clopp | October 2, 2019 | Developing Your Cooperative

Residents of two Westfield manufactured home communities have a lot to celebrate as they take ownership of the land beneath their communities, securing affordable housing for their families. In July, the residents of Arbor Mobile Home Park and Heritage MHP manufactured home communities in Westfield, Mass., became the newest manufactured housing cooperatives to join a […]