The Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives, Inc. is a non-profit charitable (501c3) membership organization devoted to the support and education of housing cooperative members. MAHC has received national recognition as a leader in the representation, training, development, and maintenance of the Cooperative way. MAHC Members enjoy a wide variety of benefits and opportunities. Become a MAHC member today!
Our Annual Conference provides an opportunity for our member cooperatives to attend classes on a variety of subjects and to network with housing cooperators from other areas. Our Annual Conference is held in fun-filled destinations that allow attendees to relax after a day of intensive class participation. The Annual Conference features CCS and New Board Member training sessions. This is definitely a must-attend event!
DISCOUNTS AND SAVINGS
Membership dues, which provide a significant portion of MAHC’s total income, entitle you to a discount rate on the fees charged for conferences, training, and consulting services.
MAHC membership now exceeds 29,250 units of cooperative housing, with over 89,750 people in residence. MAHC represents a growing force of influence on the issues, concerns, and legislation affecting our cooperative community.
MAHC Task Force Workshops cover topics including Membership Selection, Financial Management, Cooperative Communications, Serving on the Board, Membership Orientation, Intro to Co-ops, Management Contracts, and much more.
MAHC publishes the Cooperative Housing Handbook (frequently referred to as the “Co-op Bible.”) This handbook is a must-have for those involved in the production, governance, management, or routine operations of a housing cooperative.
Looking for resources and support? The MAHC staff and team of volunteers can answer questions regarding specific cooperative issues or refer you to the proper source for additional information.
MAHC is a leader in the development and presentation of quality education programs for the cooperative community. Boards of Directors, staff, managers, accountants, maintenance, and government staff are among those who benefit from our training.
MAHC is the only organization to provide Certified Cooperative Specialist (CCS) training for board members. The workbook, training, and testing materials, and professional instructors create an dynamic and pertinent Co-op educational experience.
MAHC board members, professional advisors, and staff are available to meet with cooperatives to deliver training for members, boards, and staff, to mediate board disputes, or to provide consulting services on a variety of cooperative matters.
MAHC responds to inquiries from individuals seeking to move into a housing cooperative by providing a list of our members in the identified area. Our conferences provide excellent networking opportunities for cooperators from across the country.
MAHC Messenger, our quarterly newsletter provides timely informative articles from the “how-to” to an analysis of new legislation. We regularly feature information regarding upcoming events and answers to members’ questions.