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Tenants Will Win Quality Repairs with New Defense Fund

UPDATE: In April 2023, 1616 President St won a comprehensive repair plan! The Rent Impairing Violations Defense and Defense Fund played a vital role in this victory by delaying…

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

Tuesday, 5/28

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Supervise your Super

664 W 161st St

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

Join us to discuss how to manage your super and to get recommendations on the super’s role and function. This training will be conducted in person at 664 West…

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Miercoles, 5/29

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venta de acciones Parte 1: Asequibilidad y precios

664 W 161st St

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

Únase a nosotros para discutir la asequibilidad, la fijación de precios y la venta de acciones en una cooperativa HDFC. Asegúrese de consultar la parte 2 para obtener información…

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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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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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