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  • History | UHAB | Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
    what to do with them UHAB became a voice for the residents living in those buildings longtime New Yorkers who had no intention of leaving Turning buildings over to the residents began as an experimental idea But soon the city was convinced it could be sustained The first year UHAB offered training in Harlem 200 buildings learned how to cooperatively govern and operate their own buildings We have only grown since then Since 1973 UHAB has assisted in the preservation of over 1 700 buildings and created homeownership opportunities for over 30 000 households Over the years we have developed an intimate knowledge of New York City s low income co op community We are experts in meeting the needs of that community Our work is unmatched by any other organization Today New York City has the largest community of shared equity housing co ops in the country About UHAB History Staff Board Employment Glossary FAQs Useful Links Supporters Programs Organizing Preservation Development Technical Assistance Member Services Co op Members Member Services FLIP UHAB Fuel Recent Fuel Prices Oil Heat Program Connected Books Bookkeeping Services Market and Match UHAB University Harlem Training and Resource Center Assistance for Distressed Co ops

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  • Staff/Board | UHAB | Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
    cross cultural educational organization affiliated with the United Nations BOARD OF DIRECTORS Charles Laven President The Very Rev James P Morton Clifford P Charles C Knox LaSister III Mary Ann Rothman Ingrid Kaminski Hans Spiegel Emeritus Advisory Board Richard Heitler Treasurer Larry McGaughey MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION Andrew Reicher Executive Director Anya Irons Director of Operations Janice Lancaster Office Manager Wall Street Fiscal Carolina Prado Director Maria Milanes Communication Fundraising Rachel Christmas Derrick Director Rania Dalloul Project Associate PROGRAMS Co op Development Anya Irons Co op Preservation Fernando Alarcon Director Hannah Adkison Assistant Director Celeste Hornbach Samantha Kattan Katherine Horstmann Management Organizational Development Brent Sharman Director Milagros Gerena Rochet Amy Rosado Kenneth Soto Pedro Torres Training Special Projects Marina Metalios Director Kenneth Soto Alexander Roesch Member Services Emily Ng Director Claire Meredith Assistant Director Fabio Eugenio Efrain Medero Kyla Alterman Legal Anya Irons Director General Counsel Teri Hagan Amy Rosado Organizing Policy Kerri White Director Celia Weaver Assistant Director Jorge Flecha Nancy Torres Joanna Paulino Marc Alexis Michael Van Itallie TIL HDFC ANCP Technical Assistance Oscar McDonald Director Audrey Sandoval Office Manager Upper Manhattan Marie Calvert Kilbane Wanda Chappell Javier Crespo Cheryl Tidwell The Bronx Yolanda Rivera Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Hilary

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  • Employment | UHAB | Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
    Assistance Board UHAB is seeking the right candidate to fill the position of Director of New Co op Development at a pivotal moment in our history Since 2001 UHAB s development group has taken on the acquisition financing rehabilitation and cooperative homeownership conversion of 95 buildings containing more than 1 500 apartments The Director of New Co op Development will have a unique opportunity to expand and reshape UHAB s role as a developer of shared equity housing cooperatives Project Associate Member Services The Urban Homesteading Assistance Board UHAB is seeking a Project Associate for our Member Services program who is fluent in both English and Spanish More than half of New York City s 1 200 affordable co ops have joined UHAB as members UHAB s Member Services team provides these buildings with an array of high quality cost saving resources These include a group fire and liability insurance purchasing plan FLIP a fuel buying program UHAB Fuel bookkeeping services such as Connected Books a computerized bookkeeping program and other cooperative accounting options and a variety of additional computer based and online services Member Services aims to help shareholders keep operating costs low through economies of scale and to

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  • Glossary/FAQs | UHAB | Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
    the building before the tenants buy their apartments for the price of 250 each as part of a limited equity co op UHAB and the Task Force on City Owned Property worked with the city to create TIL in 1978 For more information click here VISTA Volunteers in Service to America VISTA is a program of Americorps which is part of the federal government s Corporation for National Service VISTAs work for 1 2 years with a nonprofit organization on projects that fight poverty and they receive a small stipend and educational award Frequently Asked Questions How can low income tenants run their own building Resident controlled co ops are great opportunities for civic engagement and tend to inspire volunteerism A study by the City University of New York of housing privatization programs found that The program that performed the best was tenant co operative ownership It was head and shoulders above the others in terms of management quality and building services had many fewer problems with drugs and crime showed the greatest tenant satisfaction and was comparable to other sales programs in terms of preserving rent affordability Affordable co ops do face challenges since they engage buildings that landlords have neglected and abandoned They also have limits on how much rent they can charge Most co ops even in difficult times have a sense of pride that comes from owning UHAB has seen the conversion process as one that empowers residents Can residents of HDFC co ops get rich off their apartments HDFC co ops can only be used as a primary residence so they cannot be used as a source of income When sold residents generally only make a modest profit And since HDFC co ops are limited equity they are required by law to remain affordable for low income people The resale guidelines of HDFC co ops vary to some degree among buildings In most cases the sale price is limited by the fact that the incoming shareholder purchaser must meet the income guidelines of the HDFC In some cases the resale price is also limited Where there is a profit to the buyer there is usually a split of the proceeds between the departing resident and the co op itself Is UHAB a landlord Not a permanent one All of UHAB s programs create or support co ops that are to be owned and controlled by their residents Recent programs such as the Third Party Transfer program or Tenant Interim Lease programs do require UHAB to take temporary ownership of the building UHAB acts as a custodian during this time renovations are made and tenants are trained to be shareholders of a co op UHAB never keeps ownership of these buildings Does UHAB work for the City of New York UHAB is not a government agency it is a not for profit organization that contracts with HPD to provide services and assistance to tenants UHAB works as a liaison to the city on behalf of residents

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  • Useful Links | UHAB | Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
    Tenants Neighbors Local Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development Citizens Housing and Planning Council Community Service Society Council of New York Cooperatives Condominiums Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives Fifth Avenue Committee Harlem Community Development Corporation Housing Conservation Coordinators Housing Partnership Development Corporation The Legal Aid Society Make the Road New York Neighbors Helping Neighbors Pratt Area Community Council South Brooklyn Legal Services University Neighborhood Housing Program Urban Justice Center Community Development Project Credit Unions and Non Profit Lenders Lower East Side People s Federal Credit Union New York Mortgage Coalition Government Resources Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD New York State Office Division of Housing and Community Renewal DHCR Government National Mortgage Association New York City Department of Buildings DOB NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development HPD NYC Housing Authority NYC Housing and Neighborhood Information System NYCHANIS NYS Association for Affordable Housing NYSAFAH Rent Guidelines Board Green Building New York State Energy Research Development Authority EcoBuild Trends Environmental Health Watch Green Builders Institute Green Collar Association U S Green Building Council Publications City Limits The Cooperator Habitat Magazine Inman Real Estate News Shelterforce Public Policy Center for Community Change Center for an Urban Future Drum Major Institue for Public Policy Furman Center for Real Estate Urban Policy Center for Urban Pedagogy Making Public Policy National Low Income Housing Coalition Pratt Center for Community Development Shriver Center Urban Planning City Forward Disclosure Next American City Sustainable Cities Collective Urban Land Institute Useful Tools Envisioning Development Toolkit Who Lives Here Who Can Afford to Live Here HUD s Healthy Homes Program Indoor Air Quality Forum EPA Mortgage Calculators New York City Census FactFinder Predatory Equity Survival Guide Tenant Net Tenants Rights Guide If you d like your organization to be listed as

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  • Supporters | UHAB | Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
    1000 Decatur St HDFC 1711 Davidson Ave HDFC 316 W 112 ST HDFC Afro Electric Company Arthur J Gallagher CO Calvert Social Investment Center for Urban Pedagogy COMPU TAB SERVICES INC Diego Beekman Mutual Housing Association East 12 Street Tenants HDFC Edelman Partnership IPFS Corporation Ins JLP Metro Management Inc Judy Levine Lawrence McGaughey Network for Good Paul Castrucci Paul Guttman Co QBE Richard Bender Architect RSCJ 49th Street Communtiy

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  • Programs | UHAB | Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
    Organizing and Policy Outreach to tenants in distress organize to preserve affordable housing support policy that strengthens affordability work in partnership with organizations that share a focus on city housing Co op Development Taking interim ownership and management of buildings arranging financing assisting with temporary relocation managing renovations training residents and helping tenants convert to a resident controlled cooperative Co op Preservation Advising buildings in distress arranging loans applying for water and tax relief restructuring boards overseeing management changes Technical Assistance and Training Educating shareholders on effective management of buildings including fulfilling regulatory agreement mandates providing one on one counseling and assistance providing site visits or trainings and access to resources and library of documents Member Services Low income co ops can become UHAB member buildings and save money on fuel or heating oil building insurance bookkeeping financial services and get monthly newsletters and customized advice Sharing our Expertise Conducting seminars worldwide on operating limited income cooperatives About UHAB History Staff Board Employment Glossary FAQs Useful Links Supporters Programs Organizing Preservation Development Technical Assistance Member Services Co op Members Member Services FLIP UHAB Fuel Recent Fuel Prices Oil Heat Program Connected Books Bookkeeping Services Market and Match UHAB University Harlem

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  • Organizing and Policy | UHAB | Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
    in federally subsidized state subsidized and rent stabilized buildings to make proactive decisions regarding their building By forming tenant associations that meet regularly with UHAB organizers tenants are encouraged to exercise their collective power to choose a model of ownership that suits the needs wants of their building hold landlords and lenders accountable and fight for safe comfortable and affordable housing Predatory Equity is a phenomenon whereby private equity investors acquire and substantially overleverage rent restricted housing for the explicit purpose of removing regulation raising rents and displacing low and moderate income families With the recent financial crisis investors have been unable to realize their anticipated returns As a result many buildings have fallen into foreclosure and serious disrepair The Organizing and Policy Department is at the forefront of innovative policy solutions which fight Predatory Equity and lead to opportunities for the preservation and recapture of this housing stock as affordable This is primarily done through transfers to tenants and tenant endorsed non profit housing providers Cooperators United for Mitchell Lama is an effort led by tenants and shareholders fighting to keep affordability in their Mitchell Lama buildings for themselves and future generations of working New York families UHAB helps share information organize materials and coordinate groups that oppose the privatization of Mitchell Lama cooperative housing The Partnership for Affordable Housing consists of UHAB the Community Service Society the Legal Aid Society Tenants Neighbors The Pratt Area Community Council and South Brooklyn Legal Services These well established housing advocates have partnered to monitor and advise public officials and policymakers on issues surrounding affordable housing Irresponsible lending management and speculative development took a grave toll on affordable housing during the real estate bubble PPAH hopes to rectify the damage by drawing attention to trends and suggesting responsible actions About UHAB History

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