Building Community-Controlled Affordable Housing Through Cooperation

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Fire Safety Resources

Check out these resources on fire safety for your co-op.

HDFC Co-ops Commit to Climate Action

Residents of eight (8) affordable housing co-ops have signed onto the Climate Action Pledge.

Available Apartments

Want to live in an affordable co-op? There are apartments in multiple buildings open now.
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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

Thursday, 5/26

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

HDFCs in ACTION: Affordable Housing is for All

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If you live in an HDFC and are interested in building political power and connections across neighborhoods, learn how HDFCs can organize for action to build power together, hear about the broader landscape of housing and environmental justice campaigns in NYC, and get tips on how your HDFC can plug in.

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Wednesday, 6/1

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Intro to HDFC Committes

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Join us to discuss how committees can be formed, staffed and run to successly help the co-op and Board.

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Monday, 6/6

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Your Co-op’s Legal Documents

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Your co-op documents are your most important tools for running your building.

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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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