Category Policies

The Convict Next Door: New Rules on Convictions affect all Cooperatives

  By Randall A. Pentiuk, Esq. and Kerry L. Morgan, Esq.   On April 4, 2016, the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a Guidance on the application of the Fair Housing Act to Cooperatives and other housing providers.  The Guidance notes that a greater percentage […]

Nightmare on Board Street

By Randall A. Pentiuk & Brittny Harris, Esq. It was a quiet, peaceful community, until residents of a housing cooperative insisted on keeping a pet.  Many housing coops do not allow pets in their units, and advised the members that they could not keep their dog, even though the member had a note from their […]

Does your housing cooperative have a member selection policy (TSP)?

By Randall A. Pentiuk, Esq. Most housing cooperatives have a tenant selection policy, which helps ensure that tenants are selected for occupancy in accordance with either HUD requirements or state, federal and local laws.  If your housing cooperative is regulated by HUD, then there are specific guidelines you must follow in order to continue to […]