UHAB 2022 Benefit

Thanks for making Community Through Cooperation a huge success!

Thanks to our supporters, partners, advocates, and friends for making Community Through Cooperation 2022 a huge success! We celebrated two very special honorees, gave exciting updates about our work, and raised money to continue our essential services and programs for our affordable housing community.

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Our Honorees:

The Partnership Award

Michael T. Rooney

Michael T. Rooney is the founding principal of MDG Design + Construction. He is best known for working with local community groups and building owners to find innovative ways to develop, finance, and rehabilitate residential real estate in emerging communities. Michael has been a critical partner in our housing development work. He first began working with UHAB over 27 years ago when we were packaging building improvement loans for HDFC co-ops and MDG served as general contractor.

From the beginning, Michael was committed to the long term success of the co-ops, not just the physical construction. His approach has thus far been unmatched in the industry, as he also supports UHAB and the co-ops when financing becomes challenging. MDG can always be counted on to be a strong advocate for tenants and their opportunity to become co-op homeowners when the rental option seemed most convenient for others involved in the project. We are so proud of Michael’s steadfast partnership and support of our mission.

The Cooperator Lifetime Achievement Award

Charles “Chuck” Snyder

In Memoriam

It is bittersweet to recognize our friend and longtime supporter Charles E. (“Chuck”) Snyder in memoriam. For 38 years, Chuck led National Cooperative Bank to become a successful, socially responsible bank with a mission to ‘Do Well to Do Good.” A strong and vocal advocate for cooperative values and principles, Chuck consistently looked for opportunities to advance cooperatives in all sectors and rose to their defense when cooperatives and their business model were threatened. A passionate believer in innovation and collaboration, he served on numerous cross-sector task forces and boards and played leadership roles in achieving many innovative landmarks for co-ops. Chuck always found a way to honor and support UHAB, and we owe his legacy a huge debt or gratitude for helping pave the way for us to do our work.

Presenting the 2022 Chuck Snyder Community Through Cooperation Awards:

700 East 134 St Tenants’ Association & TakeRoot Justice
AHIFA (Affordable Housing Is For All)

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