Building Community-Controlled Affordable Housing Through Cooperation

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Tenants Will Win Quality Repairs with New Defense Fund

Certain violations are so dangerous that if the landlord doesn’t fix them within 6 months, tenants are legally not obligated to pay rent. This legal strategy is powerful but…

Margy Brown Announced as New Executive Director of The Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB)

It is our pleasure to announce that Margy Brown has joined UHAB as our new Executive Director.

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, 2/9

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Understanding Year-End Financial Statements

Online

Understanding your HDFC’s Year End Financial Statement is important to keep your co-op healthy. This virtual seminar will help to identify “Red Flags” in your Co-op’s Financials.

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Wednesday, 2/13

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board

Online

A well-functioning board is essential to a healthy co-op. Learn the responsibilities of board and officers and who they report to.

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Tuesday, 2/14

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Ask the Experts: Operation & Maintenance Training: Hot Water Boilers

Online

This class will cover the common types of hydronic boilers (atmospheric, sealed combustion, and condensing).

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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

50 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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