Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM, and WOL Live Stream on July 20, 10:30 am ET, for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Peter Dean, Director of National Co-op Community Services (NCCS) at the Urban Homesteading Assistance Bureau (UHAB). Dean will share lessons learned from UHAB’s efforts to support the creation of affordable housing co-ops and his experiences in other sectors of the cooperative movement.
Peter Dean leads National Co-op Community Services, the national division of UHAB, in New York City. UHAB has empowered New York City tenants to create over 1,300 limited equity housing cooperatives totaling over 30,000 homes during the past 50 years. NCCS is offering incubators around the country to share the lessons UHAB has learned so others can build permanently affordable housing cooperatives throughout the U.S.
Peter has developed and managed permanently affordable housing co-ops, grocery and cable television co-ops, and non-profit and for-profit affordable housing. He lives in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, and has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.