Helping residents create, fortify, and sustain their   affordable co-ops and tenant associations since 1973


Updates and announcements


We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Housing is and historically has been a racial justice issue. From the devastating impacts of racist land and zoning policies, to the discriminatory and predatory real estate practices targeting people of color, especially Black communities, UHAB stands against racism in all its forms and systemic iterations.
Our work is committed to addressing this injustice and seeking ways to do better. Decommodified housing and democratic community control are just a start, but they are the tools our organization is using to build solidarity. Join us in standing with and for Black lives and communities, and against police violence and the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, George Floyd and all the other Black men and women who have lost their lives at the hands of a system in which they have been historically devalued. Together, we must reinvest in community control instead of institutions that perpetuate discrimination.
Looking for ways to help? Support people-powered movements, donate to your local bail funds and COVID Bailout NYC, and exercise your right to vote and elect local representatives who speak truth to power—particularly those with a direct impact on the criminal justice system.
Cooperation & Solidarity,


Tenants and HDFC residents stand together to demand protections

UHAB is working to ensure protections for homeowners and renters alike with the Housing Justice for All Coalition. On the HDFC side, we're advocating for financial support for HDFCs in this uncertain time, as well as a freeze to utilities and mortgages.

On the tenant side, we're supporting the coalition's demands to house homeless New Yorkers and bring relief to tenants in the form of a rent suspension. Rent suspension would not apply to maintenance fees for shareholders in HDFCs.
We hope to have these demands granted before May 1st to benefit both HDFC shareholders and tenants. Learn more and support this statewide movement by signing the petition here!


Keep your HDFC community safe!

Work with your neighbors to stop the spread of the virus.


Now is the time to practice community through cooperation and keep ourselves and our neighbors safe. Read on to learn how to talk to your neighbors about Coronavirus, request aid, and keep your building healthy - then check out our resource guide at for information on changing deadlines and regulations, funding for HDFC co-ops, and helpful information for building residents.


We want to hear from you! What have you been doing to deal with Coronavirus in your HDFC? Email us or call us at 212 479 3337.


  • Stay informed. Check the World Health Organization and the City's website for updates about the Coronavirus. You can also text COVID to 692-692 to join the NYC government text alert system. For text alerts in spanish, text COVIDESP to 692-692. It is important that we separate facts from fear, and guard against stigma and racism. Always fact-check using reputable sources, and be on guard for misinformation. Check out our coronavirus resource guide at