Building Community-Controlled Affordable Housing Through Cooperation

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Statement on City of Yes for Housing Opportunity

For 50 years, UHAB has empowered low- and moderate-income residents to take control of their housing and become homeowners in the buildings where they already live.  We turn distressed…

New Report: Combating Distress Through Early Intervention

Our latest findings from the Co-op Improvement Program (CIP) highlight the critical need for a strategic shift towards early intervention to preserve NYC’s affordable HDFC co-ops. Identifying and addressing…

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

Wednesday, 7/24

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Audited Financial Statements — why bother? (w/Clifford Charles, CPA)

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Audited financial statements are an important part of operating your co-op. Learn what an audit is, common terms and concepts that come up in audits, and when your building…

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Monday, 7/29

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ask the Experts: Rent Stabilization in HDFCs (w/Meghan Boland, Rachel Jaffe, Julia Chang, Esq., Goldstein Hall)

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How rent stabiliation laws apply in HDFCs is tricky. Join us to explore if, how and when your co-op must follow rent stabilization. Attorneys from the law firm Goldstein…

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Tuesday, 7/30

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Selling Shares 3: Fair Housing & the HPD Lottery

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Every sale in an HDFC must meet NY’s fair housing standard. Even if a Board decision inadvertantly discriminates, the HDFC is vulnerable. Join us to discuss how to write…

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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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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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