NAHC stands united with housing cooperatives across the country in protecting the rights of our communities. In this time of turbulence, we want to take a moment to share some updates and resources.

NEW ADDITIONS

Addressing Tenant Concerns Regarding Rent and the Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent (PDF)

Protections for renters during the coronavirus pandemic

REBNY Resources – Best Practices for Residential Property Managers

FirstService Residential – 2020 COVID-19 OUTBREAK: Community Association Operational Guidelines 2.0

COVID-19 Health Literacy Project – fact sheets in 30+ languages

Cozen O’Connor – Return to Work Post-Coronavirus Checklist

Cozen O’Connor – Federal and State COVID-19 Business Relief Resources

HUD – Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders COVID-19 (PDF)

Fannie Mae – Multifamily’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Housing Co-ops and COVID-19
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

MORE HELPFUL LINKS

CDC – Coronavirus Summary

CDC – What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others

CDC – Home Cleaning and Disinfection

Community Association Institute – Collecting assessments: What to consider when negotiating a repayment plan

NYC – Disinfection Guidance for Commercial and Residential Property

OSHA Guidelines for Employers

USDA SNAP FOOD STAMPS

Your household must meet certain requirements to be eligible for SNAP and receive benefits. If your state agency determines that you are eligible to receive SNAP benefits, you will receive benefits back to the date you submitted your application.

Find out if you are eligible for SNAP food stamp benefits.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Stay current on the latest issues related to cooperative housing funding, development, access and other issues at the federal and state level.

Housing Cooperative News

Federal Issues

Congressional Issues

State Issues

Funding Opportunities

BUILDING STAFF SAFETY

  • Building staff should wear and use appropriate personal protective equipment, such as gloves, according to existing policies and procedures, as well as following label directions for cleaning products.
  • Encourage staff when entering individual homes to inquire with residents if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and if they have traveled to high-risk areas. If the resident answers yes to either of these questions, and the visit may be postponed, it is encouraged that the staff postpones the visit. If that is impossible, the resident should remain in a different room during the visit with the door closed, if possible, wear a face mask, and the employees should immediately wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use an approved alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Require building staff to stay home if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Implement a course of action for prompt identification and isolation of infected individuals.
  • Ensure there are face masks, hand sanitizers, soap and sanitized towels readily available for all staff.
  • Employers must comply with the Occupational Safety and Hazard guidelines (“OSHA”) and provide a place of employment free from recognized hazards which may cause death and harm.

BUILDING AND RESIDENT SAFETY

  • Building staff should keep all common areas, furniture and equipment sanitized with the use of an EPA approved disinfectant (must contain at least 70% alcohol). Common areas may include lobbies, elevators, mailrooms, playrooms, laundry rooms, bathrooms and gyms, and common furniture and equipment located therein. Door handles, light switches, elevator buttons, and other commonly touched areas should be disinfected regularly.
  • Building staff should ask all contractors, vendors and delivery persons who enter through the service door to wash their hands and any guests or delivery persons entering through the lobby to cleanse their hands at the hand sanitizer dispensers in the lobby before proceeding further into the building.
  • Provide hand sanitizer dispensers (must contain at least 60% alcohol) and disinfecting wipes for use by building staff, residents and visitors in the lobby, service entrance and in areas where people congregate in the building.
  • Ensure there is always soap and paper towels in bathrooms, that all sinks are in good repair and post reminder instructions for 20-second hand washing.
  • Post flyers and information in readily accessible areas for all the residents and employees to see information on COVID-19. Find links below.
  • Encourage all persons exhibiting symptoms of infection to seek medical care, follow their doctor’s orders, and report themselves to the CDC and local health department.
  • Encourage all persons who have come in close contact with an infected person to self-quarantine in their home for at least 14 days.

Additional resources will be posted here soon. Have something to add? let us know at info@nahc.coop

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NAHC stands united with housing cooperatives across the country in protecting the rights of our communities. In this time of turbulence, we want to take a moment to share some updates and resources.

NEW ADDITIONS

Addressing Tenant Concerns Regarding Rent and the Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent (PDF)

Protections for renters during the coronavirus pandemic

REBNY Resources – Best Practices for Residential Property Managers

FirstService Residential – 2020 COVID-19 OUTBREAK: Community Association Operational Guidelines 2.0

COVID-19 Health Literacy Project – fact sheets in 30+ languages

Cozen O’Connor – Return to Work Post-Coronavirus Checklist

Cozen O’Connor – Federal and State COVID-19 Business Relief Resources

HUD – Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders COVID-19 (PDF)

Fannie Mae – Multifamily’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Housing Co-ops and COVID-19
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

MORE HELPFUL LINKS

CDC – Coronavirus Summary

CDC – What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others

CDC – Home Cleaning and Disinfection

Community Association Institute – Collecting assessments: What to consider when negotiating a repayment plan

NYC – Disinfection Guidance for Commercial and Residential Property

OSHA Guidelines for Employers

USDA SNAP FOOD STAMPS

Your household must meet certain requirements to be eligible for SNAP and receive benefits. If your state agency determines that you are eligible to receive SNAP benefits, you will receive benefits back to the date you submitted your application.

Find out if you are eligible for SNAP food stamp benefits.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Stay current on the latest issues related to cooperative housing funding, development, access and other issues at the federal and state level.

Housing Cooperative News

Federal Issues

Congressional Issues

State Issues

Funding Opportunities

BUILDING STAFF SAFETY

  • Building staff should wear and use appropriate personal protective equipment, such as gloves, according to existing policies and procedures, as well as following label directions for cleaning products.
  • Encourage staff when entering individual homes to inquire with residents if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and if they have traveled to high-risk areas. If the resident answers yes to either of these questions, and the visit may be postponed, it is encouraged that the staff postpones the visit. If that is impossible, the resident should remain in a different room during the visit with the door closed, if possible, wear a face mask, and the employees should immediately wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use an approved alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Require building staff to stay home if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Implement a course of action for prompt identification and isolation of infected individuals.
  • Ensure there are face masks, hand sanitizers, soap and sanitized towels readily available for all staff.
  • Employers must comply with the Occupational Safety and Hazard guidelines (“OSHA”) and provide a place of employment free from recognized hazards which may cause death and harm.

BUILDING AND RESIDENT SAFETY

  • Building staff should keep all common areas, furniture and equipment sanitized with the use of an EPA approved disinfectant (must contain at least 70% alcohol). Common areas may include lobbies, elevators, mailrooms, playrooms, laundry rooms, bathrooms and gyms, and common furniture and equipment located therein. Door handles, light switches, elevator buttons, and other commonly touched areas should be disinfected regularly.
  • Building staff should ask all contractors, vendors and delivery persons who enter through the service door to wash their hands and any guests or delivery persons entering through the lobby to cleanse their hands at the hand sanitizer dispensers in the lobby before proceeding further into the building.
  • Provide hand sanitizer dispensers (must contain at least 60% alcohol) and disinfecting wipes for use by building staff, residents and visitors in the lobby, service entrance and in areas where people congregate in the building.
  • Ensure there is always soap and paper towels in bathrooms, that all sinks are in good repair and post reminder instructions for 20-second hand washing.
  • Post flyers and information in readily accessible areas for all the residents and employees to see information on COVID-19. Find links below.
  • Encourage all persons exhibiting symptoms of infection to seek medical care, follow their doctor’s orders, and report themselves to the CDC and local health department.
  • Encourage all persons who have come in close contact with an infected person to self-quarantine in their home for at least 14 days.

Additional resources will be posted here soon. Have something to add? let us know at info@nahc.coop