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 Expands Virtual Learning Offerings

by NAHC | March 23, 2021 | Education

The RCM Board of Governors was pleased to expand our virtual educational offerings by presenting a valuable 2-hour training on February 18, 2021: National RCM Emergency Preparedness, Procedures, and Best Practices. This exclusive training, sponsored by BELFOR Property Restoration, lead a class of 33 through emergency preparedness, procedures, and best practices. An engaging Q&A session […]

Members Engage in Cooperative Learning During NAHC’s Inaugural Virtual Summit

by NAHC | March 23, 2021 | Education

President Fred Gibbs welcomed more than 100 members and shared highlights from NAHC’s 60-year history during the association’s first ever virtual summit, November 11-13, 2020. Participants spent three days engaging in eight educational sessions taught by 18 presenters. “The summit was very informative and also entertaining. I feel that the summit was well-planned and presented,” […]

Legal Time Savers – Don’t Cash a Member’s Check During Evictions.

by Matthew T. Nicols | February 2, 2021 | Legal Advice

​It is worth reminding Cooperatives of some basic pitfalls that may easily sink your summary or eviction proceeding against members. Whether your Cooperative has initiated an eviction for non-payment of monthly carrying charges or fees, or is terminating membership based on material non-compliance, a common question arises: What does the Cooperative do with that member’s […]

Remote Zoom Courtroom Hearings: Tips and Best Practices for Witness and Client Participation.

by Matthew T. Nicols | November 25, 2020 | Legal Advice

The use of Zoom and other digital, web-based or video conferencing technology has become widespread throughout courts in the United States, since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. With glaring uncertainty on when courts will revert to conducting hearings and trials in-person, it is important to highlight some basic tips and best practices for our […]

Cooperative Advocate Leads Washington, D.C.’s Efforts to Increase LECs

by Paul Hazen | October 23, 2020 | Cooperative News

I was sitting in the living room of a friend’s home in Northwest Washington in the spring of 2018, waiting to hear D.C. Council Member Anita Bonds make a campaign speech for a second term. Council Member Bonds is also the chair of the council’s Committee on Housing and Community Development. I did not know […]

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 Expands Virtual Learning Offerings

by NAHC | March 23, 2021 | Education

The RCM Board of Governors was pleased to expand our virtual educational offerings by presenting a valuable 2-hour training on February 18, 2021: National RCM Emergency Preparedness, Procedures, and Best Practices. This exclusive training, sponsored by BELFOR Property Restoration, lead a class of 33 through emergency preparedness, procedures, and best practices. An engaging Q&A session […]

Members Engage in Cooperative Learning During NAHC’s Inaugural Virtual Summit

by NAHC | March 23, 2021 | Education

President Fred Gibbs welcomed more than 100 members and shared highlights from NAHC’s 60-year history during the association’s first ever virtual summit, November 11-13, 2020. Participants spent three days engaging in eight educational sessions taught by 18 presenters. “The summit was very informative and also entertaining. I feel that the summit was well-planned and presented,” […]

Legal Time Savers – Don’t Cash a Member’s Check During Evictions.

by Matthew T. Nicols | February 2, 2021 | Legal Advice

​It is worth reminding Cooperatives of some basic pitfalls that may easily sink your summary or eviction proceeding against members. Whether your Cooperative has initiated an eviction for non-payment of monthly carrying charges or fees, or is terminating membership based on material non-compliance, a common question arises: What does the Cooperative do with that member’s […]

Remote Zoom Courtroom Hearings: Tips and Best Practices for Witness and Client Participation.

by Matthew T. Nicols | November 25, 2020 | Legal Advice

The use of Zoom and other digital, web-based or video conferencing technology has become widespread throughout courts in the United States, since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. With glaring uncertainty on when courts will revert to conducting hearings and trials in-person, it is important to highlight some basic tips and best practices for our […]

Cooperative Advocate Leads Washington, D.C.’s Efforts to Increase LECs

by Paul Hazen | October 23, 2020 | Cooperative News

I was sitting in the living room of a friend’s home in Northwest Washington in the spring of 2018, waiting to hear D.C. Council Member Anita Bonds make a campaign speech for a second term. Council Member Bonds is also the chair of the council’s Committee on Housing and Community Development. I did not know […]