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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Clara Weinstein, CommunicationsUHAB | Urban Homesteading Assistance Board212 479 3337 | weinstein@uhab.orgwww.uhab.org New York, New York, April 27, 2022 – Residents of eight (8) affordable…

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, 5/19

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Planning Energy Projects

Online

In this class we will be discussing strategies and programs to help you and your building become more energy efficient in order to maintain long term affordability.

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Monday, 5/23

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Lost Stock Certificates

Online

Learn what to do if your stock certificate is lost or destroyed.

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Wednesday, 5/25

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Insurance for Co-ops and Owners

Online

We give an overview on co-op master insurance, directors and officers insurance, and offer information on homeowners insurance.

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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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