Program Supports Homeownership
Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) provides support to facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities. The application deadline is July 15, 2013.

The following is a letter from NAHC:

NAHC helped defeat legislation in the Massachusetts State Legislature which would have set a precedent across the nation preventing housing cooperatives from their right to screen applicants. On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, the Massachusetts Senate rejected an amendment which if passed, would require co-ops to be the only form of housing in the Commonwealth to accept any applicant that meets financial criteria, changing the fundamental principles of cooperative living as we know them.

Thanks to our Boston housing cooperatives for alerting us to the last minute amendment, NAHC sent letters opposing the amendment to the Majority Leader of the MA Senate as well as the Chairman of the MA Senate Finance Committee.

We aren’t finished yet!
A similar Home Rule Petition for a Special Law Regarding Housing Cooperatives is pending in the Boston City Council. This Petition would negatively impact all housing cooperatives because it would jeopardize the unique self-governing nature of cooperative living. NAHC wrote to the Chairman of the Boston City Council in opposition to this petition. To date, it has not come up for consideration. We will keep you posted on the outcomes of this petition.

MAHC Regional Update

by admin on May 18, 2013

The Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives held another training session for Directors in May for over twenty directors, as part of its “Certified Cooperative Directors” program in Taylor, Michigan. Over a day and a half, trainers educated Board members on the nuts and bolts of running a housing cooperative. Other CCD classes are planned for other parts of the Midwest region later this year as part of MAHC’s efforts to take training to its members.

Beginning June 2, MAHC will hold its 50th annual conference. This year, we return to Las Vegas for training and networking at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. Special events, including a reception, are planned to commemorate the silver anniversary of the organization, in addition to the customary array of cutting edge training opportunities led by a faculty of experts in their respective fields. Among the special classes will be the New Board Members’ class that provides a foundation for newly elected Directors.

NAHC’s 2012 Annual Progress Report

by admin on March 28, 2013

Click here to view a PDF of NAHC’s 2012 Annual Progress Report

National Association of Housing Cooperative’s 1st Progress Report – which highlights 2012 activities and accomplishments.  We hope you enjoy taking a look back at last year’s Annual Conference and the many goals we achieved together to strengthen NAHC – America’s Home for Cooperative Housing.

Latest MAHC Messenger

by admin on October 15, 2012

Read the latest issue of the MAHC Messenger!