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Andrew Reicher is Inducted into the Co-op Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our executive director on induction into the Co-op Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to co-ops!

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UHAB works with rent-stabilized tenants and low-income cooperative homeowners. By empowering residents to create, manage, and defend their own homes, we position New Yorkers as their own best solution to our housing crisis.
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Co-op Vital Signs: Is Your Co-op Distressed?

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An overview and discussion on HDFC vital signs. What makes a healthy co-op? What are the aspects and metrics to look at in making sure your co-op is organizationally…

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Surrogates Court, Administration and Executors: When a Shareholder Passes Away

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What happens to an apartment after a neighbor dies? How does the court handle ownership in cases in which there is no will? Is a court involved if there…

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Monday, January 25, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

HDFC Elections

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Join us to discuss best practices and tips on implementing a smooth, non-controversial election. We will cover the importance of having proper notice, annual election guidelines and governing tools…

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We believe housing works best when residents are in charge. Our work is to support tenants and cooperative homeowners at every stage of resident controlled affordable housing.

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From tenant organizing in your neighborhood to learning about the history of affordable co-ops, we have flexible opportunities to get involved.

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About Us

Over 45 years of community through cooperation.

We believe housing works best when residents are in charge. Our work is to support tenants and cooperative homeowners at every stage of resident controlled affordable housing.

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How does a cooperative operate?

Operating a cooperative takes organization and cooperation. This resource is a guide to some of the basic functions fo a co-op.

Who Owns the Apartment? Dealing With Spouses, Roommates, and Children

Your co-op’s legal documents allow you to pass on ownership of your unit to a spouse, child, or non-relative.

Shareholder Rights, Responsibilities, and Advantages

Learn the rights and responsibilities of an HDFC shareholder, plus what makes living in an HDFC so special.

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