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!

Legal Workshops are Popular with Conference Goers

by Randall A. Pentiuk, Esq. | March 31, 2020 | Cooperative News

For many years, my legal team, April Gallup and Creighton Gallup, and I have presented various classes to board members and management alike, on the legal issues facing cooperatives. For the Registered Cooperative Manager (RCM) track, there were “Legal Issues for Management.” This class presented a number of hot issues including the fiduciary responsibilities of […]

Calling All Housing Cooperatives: Act Today

by Judy Sullivan | March 30, 2020 | Cooperative News

Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive, as well as the strongest, hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Inflicting nearly $70 billion in damage, it was the second-costliest hurricane on record. After this storm hit and the area affected was federally declared a national disaster, impacted housing cooperatives learned the hard way that […]

COVID-19 and Cooperative Values

by Kerry L. Morgan | March 13, 2020 | COVID-19

By now we have all heard of the existence and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). But have you heard that the more common seasonal flu is causing many more infections and deaths than COVID-19?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more 34 million people have been sickened by the common flu, from […]

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of Fair Housing Act Lawsuit Over Claims of Smoking in Unit

by Matthew T. Nicols | March 10, 2020 | Legal Advice

Housing cooperatives, like other types of community and association housing, face many issues with federal housing laws such as the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) and Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). While the differences between housing cooperatives, and condominiums, for example, are wide and vast, they are sometimes subject to certain laws. Here, cooperatives and condominiums […]

3 Reasons Your Cooperative Attorney Needs to Review Contracts

by Creighton Gallup | March 2, 2020 | Legal Advice

Your Cooperative attorney wears many hats.  Obviously they will litigate your nonpayment cases and evictions, but sometimes Board’s and management companies forget to use them for arguably the most important task…reviewing contracts. We see all too often that Cooperative’s will rely on canned or template contracts provided to them by the vendor/contractor or perhaps one […]

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!

Legal Workshops are Popular with Conference Goers

by Randall A. Pentiuk, Esq. | March 31, 2020 | Cooperative News

For many years, my legal team, April Gallup and Creighton Gallup, and I have presented various classes to board members and management alike, on the legal issues facing cooperatives. For the Registered Cooperative Manager (RCM) track, there were “Legal Issues for Management.” This class presented a number of hot issues including the fiduciary responsibilities of […]

Calling All Housing Cooperatives: Act Today

by Judy Sullivan | March 30, 2020 | Cooperative News

Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive, as well as the strongest, hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Inflicting nearly $70 billion in damage, it was the second-costliest hurricane on record. After this storm hit and the area affected was federally declared a national disaster, impacted housing cooperatives learned the hard way that […]

COVID-19 and Cooperative Values

by Kerry L. Morgan | March 13, 2020 | COVID-19

By now we have all heard of the existence and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). But have you heard that the more common seasonal flu is causing many more infections and deaths than COVID-19?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more 34 million people have been sickened by the common flu, from […]

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of Fair Housing Act Lawsuit Over Claims of Smoking in Unit

by Matthew T. Nicols | March 10, 2020 | Legal Advice

Housing cooperatives, like other types of community and association housing, face many issues with federal housing laws such as the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) and Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). While the differences between housing cooperatives, and condominiums, for example, are wide and vast, they are sometimes subject to certain laws. Here, cooperatives and condominiums […]

3 Reasons Your Cooperative Attorney Needs to Review Contracts

by Creighton Gallup | March 2, 2020 | Legal Advice

Your Cooperative attorney wears many hats.  Obviously they will litigate your nonpayment cases and evictions, but sometimes Board’s and management companies forget to use them for arguably the most important task…reviewing contracts. We see all too often that Cooperative’s will rely on canned or template contracts provided to them by the vendor/contractor or perhaps one […]