Training for affordability since the 1970s.

Free and open trainings for affordable co-op residents almost every weeknight. Now online.

Trainings can help you strengthen your building while keeping costs down. Our trainings give co-op residents the tools to manage, govern, and maintain their own buildings. Classes cover financial management, property management, resources for buildings in trouble, maintaining the affordability of your building, meeting your corporate and regulatory requirements, and much more.

Our classes are now online. Each class opens 30 minutes before its scheduled start time for tech support. If you’re unfamiliar with GoToWebinar or Zoom or want assistance getting set up, give us a call at (212) 479-3346.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 9/27

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ask the Experts: Ask UHAB

565 W 125th St

565, West 125th Street, New York, New York, 10027, United States

Join us at our free clinic to get help from our HDFC experts.


Wednesday, 9/28

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Who fixes what?


In a co-op, ownership is both collective and individual at the same time. Join us to review who is responsible for different repairs in an HDFC.


Wednesday, 9/28

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

HDFCs in ACTION: Affordable Housing is for All


If you live in an HDFC and are interested in building political power and connections across neighborhoods, learn how HDFCs can organize for action to build power together, hear about the broader landscape of housing and environmental justice campaigns in NYC, and get tips on how your HDFC can plug in.  


Why we train:

  • So co-op board members and residents can learn what they need to know—when they need to know it—for the health of their co-op
  • So tenants in rentals converting to co-ops can develop and practice skills to prepare them to be co-op residents
  • To empower future leaders in current and new co-ops, through increased resident engagement both inside and outside of their co-op

Who we train:

  • Co-op shareholders, members, and boards in New York City and across the US
  • Tenants in New York City buildings in a co-op conversion who have a training milestone requirement
  • Any third party involved in affordable co-op creation, by request
  • Residents becoming shareholders on behalf of developers creating co-ops

We believe adults learn best by doing. Our training methods are participatory, collaborative, and engaging.

Attend eight trainings and get a certificate!

What shareholders are saying:

“I just want to say you guys are fantastic. You two when you are doing the webinar your connection is so strong we forget we are even on a webinar. You guys go above and beyond the webinar, we feel the warmness from you both. We appreciate the information and how professional you are in what you do, thank you!”

Janilton, HDFC co-op shareholder

“These trainings are very beneficial and useful. It has given us different things to consider and understand.”

Antoinette, HDFC co-op shareholder

“In my opinion you should continue to offer online courses even after we can have large gatherings again.”

Steve, HDFC co-op shareholder