Suggested Audiences: Nonprofit or municipal housing practitioners
This introductory level course is for policy makers, funders, community members, community planners and anyone interested specifically in limited equity housing cooperatives. Learn more about the co-op model and the cooperative movement in this participatory course. Affordable housing cooperatives play a critical role in homeownership opportunities especially in dense urban areas where single-family homes are out of reach for low- and moderate-income people. Housing cooperatives can not only provide lasting affordability, but also create community among members, encourage resource sharing and significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its residents. With strategic initial financial assistance, corporate formation and ongoing support, they are an invaluable national housing resource.
2-3:30pm ET on Thursdays July 22nd and 29th (2, 90-minute sessions)
Scholarship Application Closes- Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Registration Deadline- Thursday, July 15th, 2021
This course is $85 for Grounded Solutions Network members, and $110 for non-members. If you would like to apply for a need-based scholarship for discounted registration fees, please complete this form to be considered for a scholarship.
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Executive Director at UHAB | Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
Andrew Reicher joined UHAB in 1978 as Director of Technical Assistance & Research and has served as Executive Director since 1981. Under his leadership, UHAB’s base of resident-run and owned HDFC co-ops has grown from several dozen to more than 1,600 buildings in New York City. With Andy’s guidance, UHAB’s self-help approach expanded from training and serving housing co-ops to include organizing tenant associations struggling in the face of gentrification and the role of policy in shaping UHAB’s vision for community through cooperation. More recently, Andy founded the Sixth Principle Coalition, seeking to build the national capacity of affordable housing practitioners seeking to grow the limited-equity model.
Celia Easton Koehler
Project Associate, Co-op Preservation Department
Celia Easton Koehler joined UHAB in 2019 as a Project Associate in the Co-op Preservation Department where she offers technical assistance to LEC co-ops. She also co-coordinates the NYC LEC Leaders Group, a unique body of over 60 shareholders in affordable co-ops across NYC. The purpose of the Leaders Group is to advance a shared political vision for housing justice and to advocate for the model of affordable, resident-run and resident-lead, cooperative housing. Celia holds a BA in Political Geography from the University of Oregon. Before UHAB she worked in community outreach for Make the Road NY, helped produce the Laura Flanders Show podcast, and worked on vegetable farms and in bakeries/bars.