Co-ops Go Solar: Myths and Facts
Do you know the facts about solar energy? Download our guide in English and Spanish, and visit Co-ops Go Solar for more information on renewable energy.
What To Expect When You’re Expecting Solar
This guide to solar for HDFC co-ops was created by UHAB, Solar One, and solar HDFCs across the city for buildings committed to solar energy.
Sample Proprietary Lease
This is a sample of the proprietary lease of of an HDFC cooperative. Proprietary leases are part of your cooperative’s governing documents.
Suggestions on Building a Rent and Maintenance Fee Policy
A standard rent and maintenance fee policy clarifies rules and procedures for rent collection, preventing future conflicts and confusion.
Calling a Special Meeting of Shareholders
A special meeting allows shareholders to remove the current board of directors and elect a new board.
Healthy Co-op Checklist
Learn the signs of a healthy, well-functioning HDFC
Sample Superintendent Employment Agreement
This is a sample employment agreement between an HDFC and a super.
Sample House Rules
Sample house rules contain information about quiet hours, garbage disposal, repairs, and more.
Sample Resale Policy or Amendment to Proprietary Lease
Sample policy on selling units in your HDFC, plus notes on capital improvements.
Guide to Resale Policies
Learn what your governing documents have to say about selling apartments, and how to create your own resale policy.
This is a sample of the by-laws of of an HDFC cooperative. By-laws are part of your cooperative’s governing documents. Different HDFCs have different by-laws, depending on their year of conversion, amendments, and more.
Sample Management Agreement
The management contract outlines duties, responsibilities, and payments of the management company. This is a sample agreement created by UHAB.
Sample Repair Policies and Procedures
This is a sample HDFC co-op repair policy created by UHAB. Your own building may have different procedures in place.
Self Management Resolution
Self-managed HDFCs may find this agreement useful to clarify duties, compensation, and more.
Successful Conflict Resolution: Getting to “Yes”
The “Getting to Yes” conflict resolution method can help you solve interpersonal problems in your building.
How To Increase Participation
Help residents get interested and involved in running their building.
Running Effective, Democratic Meetings
Clear, timely, effective, and democratic meetings are key to a healthy cooperative.
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.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Your HDFC
Learn to recognize the signs of CO poisoning and how to keep yourself safe.
Delegating Tasks and Carrying Out Decisions
Involve residents and strengthen your board by delegating tasks.
Managing Your Manager
Have a manager, or thinking of hiring one? Learn how to make the most of your manager, including hiring and contracting.
Improving your Cooperative Board of Directors
Improve regular board meetings, learn the duties and powers of the board of directors, and make a cooperative policy checklist.
Guide to Wills, Estates, and Surrogate’s Court for HDFC Co-op Boards
Familiarize yourself with common terms and procedures around wills and estates.