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.

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.