housing cooperatives

Participatory Democracy from Brazil to Brooklyn!

Tuesday May 21st, 6-8pm Room 3305 Boylan Hall Brooklyn College Hosted by the Center for the Study of Brooklyn Brazil has been a source of many participatory democracy innovations and Brooklyn has experienced a surge of such efforts in the … Read More

2019 Annual Meeting Reportback

*Español Abajo* The CEANYC Board of Directors convened the Annual Members Meeting on Thursday, April 11th from 6PM-9PM at DCTV in Chinatown. 31 individuals representing 29 organizations (including 21 member organization) and our Board of Directors registered, and 22 people … Read More

838 Park: A Story of Cooperation Among Cooperatives

838 Park: A Story of Cooperation Among Cooperatives 838 Park became an HDFC (Housing Development Fund Corporation), a limited equity—or capped income—co-op in 2005, and is one of 72 HDFC co-op buildings with 1,349 units in Crown Heights. There are … Read More

Snapshot: Rania Dalloul

Assistant Communications Director, Urban Homesteading Assistance Board How did you get into this work? I moved to the U.S. in 2013, after working in Beirut, Lebanon for a few years. I was in the field of community development, trying to … Read More

Snapshot: Ed Yaker

Board Member and Treasurer for the Amalgamated Housing Corporation Board Member of A.H. Consumers Society Board Member of Herman Liebman Memorial Fund How did you get into this work? I was born and raised here at Amalgamated.  I lived elsewhere … Read More

Cooperation in Childcare

Last month researchers, developers, academics, and cooperators got together to discuss the following question: how can we use success stories to build out childcare cooperatives as a solution to the problems in NYC? The convening centered around a report done … Read More

CEANYC Stands for Climate Justice

Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy blasted our city, leaving tens of thousands of people homeless. As a result, communities—primarily those comprised of low income New Yorkers of color—were devastated. As we saw in Sandy and Katrina, and have seen again … Read More

Policy Plans

  On September 18th, we convened with representatives from worker cooperative, housing cooperative, and low-income credit union networks to discuss cross-sectoral policy and advocacy strategy moving forward. With city support for expanding worker ownership through initiatives like the Worker Cooperative … Read More

Real Estate Investment Cooperative General Meeting

The New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative—a group of over 400 individuals looking to secure permanently affordable space for civic, cultural, and cooperative uses—held it’s July member meeting on the 27th at the Brooklyn Public Library. The packed room … Read More

Snapshot: Deborah Sanders

Volunteer, Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) Shareholders Forum How did you first get into this work? The Shareholders Forum (SF) consists of owners of Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) housing units. HDFC is a program created in the 1970’s that provided … Read More

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