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!

We Check-in with NAHC Member Associations

by NAHC | October 2, 2019 | NAHC News

The Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums (CNYC) The CNYC is proud to announce that, after years of trying, this year its champions in the state legislature were able to pass legislation that will enable seniors in housing cooperatives in New York State to seek reverse share loans to tap some of the value […]

A Framework for Measuring Impact

by The Cooperative Development Foundation and the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) | June 27, 2019 | Statistics

Data is a Valuable Tool for Influencing Stakeholders, Funders, Policymakers In a time of increasing income inequity and job insecurity, cooperatives offer stable, local jobs and services. Measuring impact is a valuable tool for communicating the importance of cooperatives to members, communities, and policymakers. While personal anecdotes are illustrative and compelling, concrete data is essential […]

Fifty-One Homeless Vets Given Cooperative Keys to a New Home & Life

by David J. Thompson | June 27, 2019 | Other Cooperative Topics

In 2018, in Agawam, Mass., the last of a group of homeless veterans was handed their keys to home ownership. In total, 51 homeless veterans were not just given keys to their own housing cooperative but keys to a new life. For the first time in a long time, these veterans had a stable roof […]

Three Quick and Easy Steps to Encourage Board Members to Speak Up

by Cindi Phallen | June 27, 2019 | Governance

Each year you work hard to bring on new board members who will help you do your important work. They’re smart, eager, connected and ready to roll. The excitement is palpable, and they jump in with both feet. And then something happens. At some point, most board members’ productivity slows down a bit. Like a […]

Co-ops Go Solar: Bringing Renewable Energy to Low-Income Cooperatives

by Clara Weinstein | June 27, 2019 | Green Initiatives

As politicians across the country scramble to put together a “Green New Deal” to deal with the deleterious effects of climate change, the Co-ops Go Solar campaign in New York is asking: what would happen if the cooperative principle of self-determination was applied to a transition to renewable energy? The Co-ops Go Solar campaign is […]

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!

We Check-in with NAHC Member Associations

by NAHC | October 2, 2019 | NAHC News

The Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums (CNYC) The CNYC is proud to announce that, after years of trying, this year its champions in the state legislature were able to pass legislation that will enable seniors in housing cooperatives in New York State to seek reverse share loans to tap some of the value […]

A Framework for Measuring Impact

by The Cooperative Development Foundation and the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) | June 27, 2019 | Statistics

Data is a Valuable Tool for Influencing Stakeholders, Funders, Policymakers In a time of increasing income inequity and job insecurity, cooperatives offer stable, local jobs and services. Measuring impact is a valuable tool for communicating the importance of cooperatives to members, communities, and policymakers. While personal anecdotes are illustrative and compelling, concrete data is essential […]

Fifty-One Homeless Vets Given Cooperative Keys to a New Home & Life

by David J. Thompson | June 27, 2019 | Other Cooperative Topics

In 2018, in Agawam, Mass., the last of a group of homeless veterans was handed their keys to home ownership. In total, 51 homeless veterans were not just given keys to their own housing cooperative but keys to a new life. For the first time in a long time, these veterans had a stable roof […]

Three Quick and Easy Steps to Encourage Board Members to Speak Up

by Cindi Phallen | June 27, 2019 | Governance

Each year you work hard to bring on new board members who will help you do your important work. They’re smart, eager, connected and ready to roll. The excitement is palpable, and they jump in with both feet. And then something happens. At some point, most board members’ productivity slows down a bit. Like a […]

Co-ops Go Solar: Bringing Renewable Energy to Low-Income Cooperatives

by Clara Weinstein | June 27, 2019 | Green Initiatives

As politicians across the country scramble to put together a “Green New Deal” to deal with the deleterious effects of climate change, the Co-ops Go Solar campaign in New York is asking: what would happen if the cooperative principle of self-determination was applied to a transition to renewable energy? The Co-ops Go Solar campaign is […]