Helping residents create, fortify, and sustain their   affordable co-ops and tenant associations since 1973


Updates and announcements


We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Housing is and historically has been a racial justice issue. From the devastating impacts of racist land and zoning policies, to the discriminatory and predatory real estate practices targeting people of color, especially Black communities, UHAB stands against racism in all its forms and systemic iterations.
Our work is committed to addressing this injustice and seeking ways to do better. Decommodified housing and democratic community control are just a start, but they are the tools our organization is using to build solidarity. Join us in standing with and for Black lives and communities, and against police violence and the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, George Floyd and all the other Black men and women who have lost their lives at the hands of a system in which they have been historically devalued. Together, we must reinvest in community control instead of institutions that perpetuate discrimination.
Looking for ways to help? Support people-powered movements, donate to your local bail funds and COVID Bailout NYC, and exercise your right to vote and elect local representatives who speak truth to power—particularly those with a direct impact on the criminal justice system.
Cooperation & Solidarity,


Tenants and HDFC residents stand together to demand protections

UHAB is working to ensure protections for homeowners and renters alike with the Housing Justice for All Coalition. On the HDFC side, we're advocating for financial support for HDFCs in this uncertain time, as well as a freeze to utilities and mortgages.

On the tenant side, we're supporting the coalition's demands to house homeless New Yorkers and bring relief to tenants in the form of a rent suspension. Rent suspension would not apply to maintenance fees for shareholders in HDFCs.
We hope to have these demands granted before May 1st to benefit both HDFC shareholders and tenants. Learn more and support this statewide movement by signing the petition here!


New webinars online now!

This summer, UHAB, Solar One, and HDFC shareholders across the city came together to host a series of webinars on solar power and environmental justice. Thank you to all the co-op members and guests who participated!

Our summer workshop series is now online. Go to our Youtube page to see more classes.

Interested in solar for your HDFC? Reach out to us at (212) 479-3346 or email us to learn more.