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!

It’s Awning Season! What Cooperative Boards Should Think About

by Alyssa Gunsorek | April 12, 2020 | Property Management

With the warmer weather upon us, some cooperatives may consider permitting its members to install awnings on their back patios. Cooperative boards must be mindful that the installation of awnings does come with drawbacks that must be resolved prior to any member installing an awning. If a board was desirous to permit its members to […]

Increase Member Participation at Your Cooperative

by Leon Yudkin Geoxavier | March 31, 2020 | Community

Cooperatives often times seek methods of increasing participation in their cooperatives. Acquiring and motivating board members and building a sense of community can go a long way into making a house a home. Paying Board Members “How much does it pay?” a cooperative member once asked me regarding serving on the board. “It doesn’t,” was […]

Workforce Housing Cooperatives: You Can Live Near Your Job

by David J. Thompson | March 31, 2020 | Cooperative News

Daily newspaper headlines beg for solutions for America’s affordable housing crisis. There are lots of valuable ideas, but few implementations that are scalable. For example, there’s much talk about the concept of “workforce housing” but very few concrete examples. Numerous definitions of “workforce housing” exist with the most prevalent being that it serves working people […]

The Housing Cooperative Advantage: Membership has Privileges

by Fred Gibbs | March 31, 2020 | Cooperative Housing 101

THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU reported an annual rental population of nearly 31 percent in 2019. While there is an overwhelming number of homeowners in America, the rental population seems to be disproportionally concentrated in densely populated metropolitan areas and accounts for millions of households. Prices and availability have become major impediments to families seeking housing […]

Is My Cooperative in Trouble?

by Hugh Jeffers | March 31, 2020 | Financial Issues

A problem in some cooperatives is the boards do not treat the operations and management of their cooperative like a business. While the cooperative structure is a home and a community, it is also the primary asset of a corporation that needs to be managed. The “asset” needs to be kept in good working order […]

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!

It’s Awning Season! What Cooperative Boards Should Think About

by Alyssa Gunsorek | April 12, 2020 | Property Management

With the warmer weather upon us, some cooperatives may consider permitting its members to install awnings on their back patios. Cooperative boards must be mindful that the installation of awnings does come with drawbacks that must be resolved prior to any member installing an awning. If a board was desirous to permit its members to […]

Increase Member Participation at Your Cooperative

by Leon Yudkin Geoxavier | March 31, 2020 | Community

Cooperatives often times seek methods of increasing participation in their cooperatives. Acquiring and motivating board members and building a sense of community can go a long way into making a house a home. Paying Board Members “How much does it pay?” a cooperative member once asked me regarding serving on the board. “It doesn’t,” was […]

Workforce Housing Cooperatives: You Can Live Near Your Job

by David J. Thompson | March 31, 2020 | Cooperative News

Daily newspaper headlines beg for solutions for America’s affordable housing crisis. There are lots of valuable ideas, but few implementations that are scalable. For example, there’s much talk about the concept of “workforce housing” but very few concrete examples. Numerous definitions of “workforce housing” exist with the most prevalent being that it serves working people […]

The Housing Cooperative Advantage: Membership has Privileges

by Fred Gibbs | March 31, 2020 | Cooperative Housing 101

THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU reported an annual rental population of nearly 31 percent in 2019. While there is an overwhelming number of homeowners in America, the rental population seems to be disproportionally concentrated in densely populated metropolitan areas and accounts for millions of households. Prices and availability have become major impediments to families seeking housing […]

Is My Cooperative in Trouble?

by Hugh Jeffers | March 31, 2020 | Financial Issues

A problem in some cooperatives is the boards do not treat the operations and management of their cooperative like a business. While the cooperative structure is a home and a community, it is also the primary asset of a corporation that needs to be managed. The “asset” needs to be kept in good working order […]