Below is a list of external links to resources to help current and prospective members understand what co-operative housing is and the benefits and challenges of this unique, collaborative form of ownership.
The materials linked to below are not affiliated with or published by Fort Tryon Apartments Corp. and are collected here for information, educational and reference purposes only.
Cooperative Housing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Cooperative Success This guide, published by the Northcountry Cooperative Foundation, is designed for use by housing cooperative boards of directors, resident members and co-op partners. It defines what a co-op is, highlights the history of the cooperative movement, explains how co-ops are managed and governed, explores what co-op members can do to recognize and weed out problems early on, and provides guidelines that allow the best elements of cooperative living to take root and grow.
The Cooperator This publication serves the co-op and condo community with thousands of free articles on management, finance, maintenance and more…
Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums The Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums (CNYC Inc.) is a not-for-profit membership organization for housing cooperatives and condominiums. Founded in 1975, it serves a growing constituency through its Newsletter and website, its lobbying efforts, its meetings, workshops, and seminars, its studies of aspects of cooperative living, and its affiliation with local, national, and international organizations.
National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC) The National Association of Housing Cooperatives is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit national federation of housing cooperatives, mutual housing associations, other resident-owned or controlled housing, professionals, organizations, and individuals interested in promoting the interests of cooperative housing communities. Incorporated in 1960, NAHC is the only national cooperative housing organization.
Introduction to Cooperative Housing A presentation by Maria Camoratto, Real Estate Director of the Norris Square Civic Association in Philadelphia, PA, on the fundamentals of how Cooperative Housing works.
Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives & Condominiums The Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives & Condominiums (FNYHC) is devoted to the interest of all cooperatives and condominiums. The primary purpose of the organization is the education of board members of cooperatives and condominiums so they can effectively manage the affairs of their buildings. The Federation is a tax exempt, non-profit membership organization of housing cooperatives and condominiums founded in 1953 by and for the benefit of all housing cooperatives and condominiums.
What is a Cooperative? Exhaustive, informative, global, and historical information on Cooperatives from The Cooperative Learning Centre.