Building Community-Controlled Affordable Housing Through Cooperation

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1520 Sedgwick Avenue- “The Birthplace of Hip Hop”

 “THE BIRTHPLACE OF HIP HOP” UNVEILS MURAL TO CELEBRATE HIP HOP APPRECIATION WEEK Desire Nobility One and a Collective of Graffiti Artists from the Temple of Hip Hop Unveil Banner…

Introducing Our New Chief of Real Estate Development

We are thrilled to announce that Passyna Bula-Bula has joined us as our new Chief of Real Estate! This new role in the executive team is integral to driving UHAB’s…

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, 5/30

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Electrification for Co-ops

664 W 161st St

664, West 161st Street, New York, New York, 10032, United States

Both NYS and NYC passed laws in 2019 to limit “greenhouse gas emissions” from residential buildings. Most buildings in NYC are required to reduce CO2 emmisions as a result.…

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Lunes, 6/3

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Presupuestos: finanzas para HDFC y TIL

664 W 161st St

664, West 161st Street, New York, New York, 10032, United States

Únase con nosotros para una revisión de los conceptos básicos del presupuesto, incluidos los gastos, el establecimiento de tarifas de mantenimiento, los informes financieros y el cobro de alquileres.…

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Tuesday, 6/4

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Complying with Local Law 97

664 W 161st St

664, West 161st Street, New York, New York, 10032, United States

This class will cover rules related to NYC’s Local Law 97 “Prescriptive Pathway” which is applicable to HDFC co-ops larger than 25,000 square feet. What must your HDFC do…

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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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