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!

Reach Out to Those Least Likely to Apply to Join Your Cooperative

by Fred Gibbs | October 22, 2020 | Cooperative Housing 101

Those of us who operate in the world of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) compliance know all too well the requirement to draft and implement an approved Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan (AFHMP). The purpose of this plan is to ensure diversity in communities that benefit from HUD funding and affiliation as well as […]

Member access to a unit after a fire

by Alyssa Gunsorek | October 13, 2020 | Insurance Issues

When a member experiences a fire loss, whether it be a partial or total loss, the member may request that the cooperative grant him/her access to his/her dwelling unit to retrieve personal items, if any personal items can be safely retrieved. The concern here is that as a result of the fire, the unit is […]

What to do if a Member has Lost, Misplaced, or Destroyed his/her Membership Certificate.

by Alyssa Gunsorek | September 2, 2020 | Cooperative Housing 101

Many of us have recently spent time cleaning and organizing our homes during the shelter in place/stay at home orders. This may have even included organizing your most vital documents. Members living in a cooperative have an extra vital document to keep in a safe place and that is his/her membership or stock certificate. So […]

The Elephant in the Room

by Fred Gibbs | July 31, 2020 |

“Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.” This sentence is often the opening of an airing of grievances, long suppressed and ignored. As I pen this article, I realize the statement must be followed by a question. Which elephant? A global pandemic, the disproportionate impact of disease on people of color, income discrepancies, ever-shrinking […]

Safety is Paramount when Planning and Maintaining Playgrounds

by John T. Stevens and Stacey Imber | July 31, 2020 | Safety

You’ve heard the old saying, “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” Well, that is a good thing when it comes to playground equipment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it has been estimated that 220,000 children ages 14 and under are injured each year by playground equipment-related incidents; about 76 […]

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!

Reach Out to Those Least Likely to Apply to Join Your Cooperative

by Fred Gibbs | October 22, 2020 | Cooperative Housing 101

Those of us who operate in the world of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) compliance know all too well the requirement to draft and implement an approved Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan (AFHMP). The purpose of this plan is to ensure diversity in communities that benefit from HUD funding and affiliation as well as […]

Member access to a unit after a fire

by Alyssa Gunsorek | October 13, 2020 | Insurance Issues

When a member experiences a fire loss, whether it be a partial or total loss, the member may request that the cooperative grant him/her access to his/her dwelling unit to retrieve personal items, if any personal items can be safely retrieved. The concern here is that as a result of the fire, the unit is […]

What to do if a Member has Lost, Misplaced, or Destroyed his/her Membership Certificate.

by Alyssa Gunsorek | September 2, 2020 | Cooperative Housing 101

Many of us have recently spent time cleaning and organizing our homes during the shelter in place/stay at home orders. This may have even included organizing your most vital documents. Members living in a cooperative have an extra vital document to keep in a safe place and that is his/her membership or stock certificate. So […]

The Elephant in the Room

by Fred Gibbs | July 31, 2020 |

“Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.” This sentence is often the opening of an airing of grievances, long suppressed and ignored. As I pen this article, I realize the statement must be followed by a question. Which elephant? A global pandemic, the disproportionate impact of disease on people of color, income discrepancies, ever-shrinking […]

Safety is Paramount when Planning and Maintaining Playgrounds

by John T. Stevens and Stacey Imber | July 31, 2020 | Safety

You’ve heard the old saying, “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” Well, that is a good thing when it comes to playground equipment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it has been estimated that 220,000 children ages 14 and under are injured each year by playground equipment-related incidents; about 76 […]