Building Community-Controlled Affordable Housing Through Cooperation

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“Ain’t nowhere else to go once you come here”

2178 Atlantic Avenue HDFC’s extraordinary fight to regain their building

HDFC Co-op Shareholders are Eligible for COVID Relief

The Homeowner Assistance Fund is open for applications.

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

January 24th, 2022

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Wills + Estates w. Rachel Jaffe, Esq., Goldstein Hall

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

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January 25th, 2022

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Audited Financial Statements

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Audited financial statements are an important part of operating and understanding the operations of your co-op.

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January 26th, 2022

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

HDFC elections

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Join us to discuss implementing a smooth, non-controversial election. We will review the importance of having proper notice, annual election guidelines, governing tools for boards, and incorporating modern technology…

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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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Explore resources for HDFC co-ops

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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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