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Ralph Marcus, Chair of the NAHC

addresses attendees at CHF Canada’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Niagara Falls. Watch the video. 


NAHC Chair Ralph Marcus with Chris Ballard, Ontario Minister of Housing

NAHC Chair Ralph Marcus with Chris Ballard, Ontario Minister of Housing

Conference Update: Still Happening!

A letter from the NAHC Conference Chair:

The National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC) is holding its 57th Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX on Wednesday, October 25th through Saturday, October 28th , 2017.

As you know, Hurricane Harvey has severely impacted the areas of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. Fortunately, San Antonio was not affected by this storm and has courageously acted as a safe haven for over 1,000 people travelling from the Houston area. We strongly encourage the NAHC Community to support relief efforts at any level they are able and we wish safety to all those affected by this series of tropical storms.

The Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio has reported no damage to the hotel and is looking forward to welcoming us for our annual conference this October.

Registration is open thru Wednesday, September 20th. Register Now to secure your place at the 2017 NAHC Annual Conference!

All conference sessions and tours will still be offered as scheduled. Be sure to sign up for available tours, listed below, by Friday, September 29th.

I look forward to seeing you at the National Association of Housing Cooperatives conference in San Antonio, Texas this October!


Linda J. Brockway,
Chair Membership Service Committee, Conference Chair

Register Now!

HURRY! Early Bird Registration Ends July 26

In Memory of NAHC Founder Roger Willcox

Roger Willcox, NAHC Founder and President Emeritus, died at home on August 28, 2017. He was 97 years old. The NAHC Board plans to honor the life of Roger Willcox and celebrate his legacy during the 2017 NAHC Annual Conference in San Antonio.

In a Conversation with Roger Willcox earlier this year, Roger recalls his start in the coopeartive world,

Housing cooperatives have been part of my life since 1928. That is when my parents helped create the Bleecker Gardens Co-op in New York City, so my brother, three sisters and I could attend the nationally known City and Country School nearby. 

After an eventful childhood, a Harvard College degree and a most unusual Army career, five Willcox families, many friends and I created Village Creek, the first intentionally open occupancy cooperative community in Connecticut in 1950 where I still live today with two of my children and their families.”

Roger was, in his capacity as President at the Foundation of Cooperative Housing (FCH) (non profit he worked for), was responsible for developing over fifty housing cooperatives in the United States. Roger was instrumental in forming the National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC) and served on the NAHC board since its inception in 1960. Roger served as the President of NAHC for over ten years and he is currently entitled president emeritus.

Read Roger’s full obituary here.

Don’t miss NAHC at the 2017 Co-op Festival!

Presented by NCBA CLUSA,

September 30 – October 1, 2017 at the National Mall in Washington, DC

NAHC is Sponsoring the Festival and will have a booth at the event. Please stop by and take an opportunity to introduce yourself to the volunteers at the NAHC booth and visit with other great cooperators! Visit to learn more.

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2017 Award Nomination Submissions are Now Open!

NAHC will honor individuals and organizations for outstanding achievement through six awards presented at NAHC’s annual conference. The deadline for submitting nominations is Thursday, September 14, 2017. To read more about the nomination guidelines or to submit a nomination for an award, click here.

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