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!

Member Associations React to COVID-19

by NAHC | July 31, 2020 | COVID-19

In March, I contacted each region and shared what cooperatives in the Potomac Association of Housing Cooperatives were doing to handle COVID-19 issues/concerns and asked the regional representatives to do the same. Below is the feedback I received. Potomac Association of Housing Cooperatives ANNE HILL: Some cooperatives in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area […]

What a Board of Directors Needs to Know about Rain Barrels

by Alyssa Gunsorek | July 5, 2020 | Insurance IssuesSafety

Rain barrels are becoming a popular way to collect and store rainwater for lawn and garden watering. However, such installation and use of rain barrels does not come without issues for cooperatives. A cooperative Board of Directors must consider the following prior to permitting the installation of rain barrels on cooperative property: The Board Must […]

Working From Home and Residential Use Restrictions

by Matthew T. Nicols | June 8, 2020 | COVID-19

How Effects from the Covid-19/Coronavirus and Resulting Changes in Industry May Require Housing Cooperatives to Re-Assess their “Residential Purposes Only” Use Restrictions. The fallout from the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a significant shift in the working environments for those still employed. From the onset of the pandemic and the responsive efforts of our government […]

Swimming Pools and COVID-19

by Alyssa Gunsorek | May 28, 2020 | COVID-19

As states begin to slowly reopen, the question as to whether pools will open for the summer has become a hot topic. For states that have been hit hard with COVID-19, it is likely that public pools will remain closed for the rest of the summer. However, some states are permitting public and private pools […]

Does Your Cooperative’s Waiting List Accommodate Disabled Applicants and Members? 

by Kerry L. Morgan | April 27, 2020 | Legal Advice

Waiting Lists Most co-ops offer different types and sizes of units including 1 to 3 bedrooms with various floor plans and square footage combinations. As is often the case, members desire to move from one unit to another. There may be many different reasons for moving such as an increase in family size or 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!

Member Associations React to COVID-19

by NAHC | July 31, 2020 | COVID-19

In March, I contacted each region and shared what cooperatives in the Potomac Association of Housing Cooperatives were doing to handle COVID-19 issues/concerns and asked the regional representatives to do the same. Below is the feedback I received. Potomac Association of Housing Cooperatives ANNE HILL: Some cooperatives in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area […]

What a Board of Directors Needs to Know about Rain Barrels

by Alyssa Gunsorek | July 5, 2020 | Insurance IssuesSafety

Rain barrels are becoming a popular way to collect and store rainwater for lawn and garden watering. However, such installation and use of rain barrels does not come without issues for cooperatives. A cooperative Board of Directors must consider the following prior to permitting the installation of rain barrels on cooperative property: The Board Must […]

Working From Home and Residential Use Restrictions

by Matthew T. Nicols | June 8, 2020 | COVID-19

How Effects from the Covid-19/Coronavirus and Resulting Changes in Industry May Require Housing Cooperatives to Re-Assess their “Residential Purposes Only” Use Restrictions. The fallout from the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a significant shift in the working environments for those still employed. From the onset of the pandemic and the responsive efforts of our government […]

Swimming Pools and COVID-19

by Alyssa Gunsorek | May 28, 2020 | COVID-19

As states begin to slowly reopen, the question as to whether pools will open for the summer has become a hot topic. For states that have been hit hard with COVID-19, it is likely that public pools will remain closed for the rest of the summer. However, some states are permitting public and private pools […]

Does Your Cooperative’s Waiting List Accommodate Disabled Applicants and Members? 

by Kerry L. Morgan | April 27, 2020 | Legal Advice

Waiting Lists Most co-ops offer different types and sizes of units including 1 to 3 bedrooms with various floor plans and square footage combinations. As is often the case, members desire to move from one unit to another. There may be many different reasons for moving such as an increase in family size or a […]