Keeping co-ops stable & affordable
We work with housing co-op members in New York City to keep their homes stable and affordable. We have over forty years of experience with HDFC co-oops, a type of affordable cooperative homeownership unique to New York City.Co-op Services & Support → I Have a Question → What’s an HDFC? →
Our work is driven by the belief that housing works best when residents are in control. Democratic community control is a tool that can move us closer to safe, affordable, healthy housing for all. HDFC co-ops, community land trusts, and strong tenant associations are all strategies for democratic community control.
UHAB works with tenants to build power and demand safe, affordable housing. Sometimes, tenants are able to seize ownership of delinquent properties and go co-op to create lasting affordability in their neighborhoods. Sometimes, tenants win better protections as rent-stabilized renters. UHAB organizes tenants even when co-op conversion is unlikely, because we believe organized tenants are a powerful force for democratic resident control.
Building tenant power
We empower residents to gain control over their affordable housing by creating a strong base of mobilized tenants and community members.Tenant Organizing & Policy →
Creating affordable housing
UHAB is the only group in NYC that specializes in developing affordable housing cooperatives.Housing Development →