Mission and History

Mission

Are you an HDFC shareholder?  The HDFC Coalition is here to help make YOUR voice heard.  You are we and we are you!

We meet as members to define our issues and positions, and we advocate City-wide for the preservation and improvement of HDFC cooperatives and the well-being of HDFC shareholders, boards of directors, and the wider HDFC community.

Join us today!  It’s free!  Just scroll down and fill out the blue form at the bottom of this webpage!

History

The HDFC Coalition began in 1992 as an effort to advocate for improvements in the policies of the City of New York towards HDFC cooperatives.   In early 2016, we decided to become more active in response to recent efforts to modify existing regulations pertaining to HDFC buildings.

jordi and senator schumer

We are forever grateful to the founders of the HDFC Coalition including the late Jordi Reyes-Montblanc (with US Senator Chuck Schumer in photo above) and many of those shown below:

Conrado Aleman – 607-09 West 136th Street, HDFC (CoordCom) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  George Austin – 1682-1700 Sterling Place, HDFC   Brooklyn Chapter  Donna Balwin – Tenants of 368 E. 8th Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Lower East Side Chapter  Romula Batista – 530 West 153rd Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Callie Branche – 409 Edgecombe Avenue, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Mary Anne Byington – Tenants of 368 E. 8th Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Lower East Side Chapter  Mary Castello – 185 East 163rd Street, HDFC (BofD, CoordCom Alternate) Bronx HDFC Council * Alex Craven – 431 West 121st Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  C. D. Carlson – 628 East 9th Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Lower East Side Chapter  Elizabeth Congelosi – – 431 West 121st Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Socorro Cepeda – 607-09 West 136thStreet, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Danajean Cicerchi – 418 West 46th Street, HDFC (BofD & CoordCom) Hell\u2019s Kitchen Chapter  Anna M. Davis – 28 Claver Place Homesteaders Association (CoordCom Alternate) Brooklyn Chapter  Joseph Doyle – North River, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Chelsea Chapter  Cufbert Edwards – 1527 Lincoln Pl. HDFC (BofD & CoordCom) Brooklyn Chapter *Marcia Evans – Central Harlem Mutual Housing Association (CoordCom) Harlem HDFC Council  L. Elliot – 29-33 Convent Avenue, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Karyn Faber – 185 East 163rd Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Bronx HDFC Council  Reynaud Fabre-Jeune – 571 Sterling Place, HDFC,   Brooklyn Chapter  Anne C.M. Ferguson – 883 East 165th Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Bronx HDFC Council  David Ferguson – North River, HDFC (BofD & CoordCom) Chelsea Chapter *Eduardo Fontana – 312 Lincoln Road, La Española, HDFC   Brooklyn Chapter Lorna Fowler 323-27 Edgecombe Avenue  ex officio: West Harlem HDFC/TIL Network  Barry Frier – Tenants of 368 E. 8th Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Lower East Side HDFC Council Jared Goldstein – Tenants of 368 E. 8th Street, HDFC   Lower East Side Chapter  Neria Goodsell – 28 Claver Place Homesteaders Association (CoordCom) Brooklyn Chapter  Katherine M. Gray – The New 456 West 50th Street, HDFC  Hell\u2019s Kitchen Chapter  Ellen Holahan – (413) West 50th Street, HDFC  Hell\u2019s Kitchen ChapterJuana (Noris) de Jesus – 518 West 134th Street, HDFC (CoordCom) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Charles Johnson – 883 East 165th Street, HDFC (CoordCom) Bronx HDFC Council  Sophie Johnson – St. Agnes Apartments, (41 Convent Ave) HDFC (CoordCom) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Lawrence Jones – – 409 Edgecombe Avenue, HDFC   WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Rachid Kerdousche – 628 East 9th Street, HDFC   Lower East Side Chapter  Marian Langley – 675 Coster Street, HDFC (CoordCom) Bronx HDFC Council  Evelyn Lockridge – 1031 Pacific Street, HDFC  Brooklyn Chapter Jose Martinez – 3681 Broadway, HDFC   WestSide Heights HDFC Council  John McBride – 211 West 111th Street, HDFC, (CoordCom Alternate) Harlem HDFC Council Archie McDaniel – CW, HDFC (CoordCom) Harlem HDFC Council Jane McNichol – 534 East 11th Street, HDFC   Lower East Side ChapterReatherlene Miles – 35 Mt. Morris Park West, HDFC   Harlem HDFC Council Obie Nichols – 883 East 165th Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Bronx HDFC CouncilEvelyn Ninons – 530 West 153rd Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council Charlotte O’Neal – St. Agnes Apartments, HDFC   WestSide Heights HDFC Council Lorna Outing – 35 Mt. Morris Park West, HDFC (CoordCom) Harlem HDFC Council Jolynn Outing – 35 Mt. Morris Park West, HDFC   Harlem HDFC Council Arthur Pearce – The New 456 West 50th Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Hell\u2019s Kitchen Chapter  Paula Palacios – 883 East 165th Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Bronx HDFC Council William J. Palma – 601 West 136th Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Michael J. Palma – 601 West 136th Street, HDFC (BofD ) WestSide Heights HDFC Council *Margie Parker – 767-773 Eastern Parkway, HDFC, (CoordCom), Brooklyn Chapter  Lisa Ramaci – 534 East 11th Street, HDFC (CoordCom) Lower East Side Chapter  Janet Ramon – 29-33 Convent Avenue, HDFC (BofD & CoordCom) WestSide Heights HDFC Council *Gabriel Montoya – 3681 Broadway, HDFC (CoordCom) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Jordi Reyes-Montblanc – 601 West 136th Street, HDFC (BofD & CoordCom) WestSide Hts HDFC Council *James Robinson – 409 Edgecombe Avenue, HDFC   WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Lois Gibbs Russel – 409 Edgecombe Avenue, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Richard M. Salvato – (413) West 50th Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Hell\u2019s Kitchen Chapter  Esperanza Sandoval – 530 West 153rd Street, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Juan Tavarez – 3681 Broadway, HDFC (CoordCom) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Steve Siegel (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council Thala Marie Snyder – 628 East 9th Street, HDFC   Lower East Side Chapter  Rosalyn Spriggs – 35 Mt. Morris Park West, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) Harlem HDFC Council  Odessa Starkes – 409 Edgecombe Avenue, HDFC   WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Inez Stevens – St. Agnes Apartments, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Watkins (Watty) Straus – 418 West 46th Street, HDFC (CoordCom) Hell\u2019s Kitchen Chapter  Lawrence Terry – 211 West 111th Street, HDFC (CoordCom) Harlem HDFC Council  Marcelo Taiano – 272 Alexander Avenue, HDFC (CoordCom) Bronx HDFC Council Marie Thompson – 185 East 163rd Street, HDFC (CoordCom) Bronx HDFC Council  Sylvia Tyler – 1580 Amsterdam Avenue, HDFC (BofD & CoordCom) WestSide Heights HDFC Council *Howard Walters (CoordCom ex officio: Central Brooklyn HDFC/TIL Network)Beverly H. Watson – 28 Claver Place Homesteaders Association (CoordCom) Brooklyn Chapter  Lenore Whitted – 1580 Amsterdam Avenue, HDFC (CoordCom Alternate) WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Dorcas Williams – CW, HDFC   Harlem HDFC Council *Faith Williams (ex officio: West Harlem HDFC/TIL Network)  Michael Williams – 767-773 Eastern Parkway, HDFC, (CoordCom) Brooklyn Chapter  Vera Wilson – 537 West 156th Street, HDFC   WestSide Heights HDFC Council  Lillian Young – 507 West 140th Street, HDFC (CoordCom) WestSide Heights HDFC Council