Building Community-Controlled Affordable Housing Through Cooperation

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Calling All Cooperators: Rebuilding With Our Powers Combined

Join us on July 28th for a workshop on strengthening our solidarity economy through collaboration.

Introducing the Climate Action Pledge

The Climate Action Pledge is a resource that HDFC co-ops can use to make their buildings more sustainable and resilient.

Our Community

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

Monday, August 2, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

HDFC Filing Requirements

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From green building laws to bedbug reporting to gas piping inspection, your HDFC must submit a number of filings. These filings help assure the health and safety of HDFC…

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Greening Your HDFC

Online

In this class we will talk about how climate change is affecting local neighborhoods. Then we will discuss how your building can mitigate climate change though energy efficiency upgrades.…

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Wills & Estates

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If a shareholder passes away without a will, the HDFC and the Estate of the deceased will have to sort things out in court. There is no automatic inheritance…

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Our Work

Explore resources for tenants and HDFC residents.

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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Get Involved

Learn about how you can work with UHAB!

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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