Paul Bradley is the founding president of ROC USA® , LLC. Prior to his appointment at ROC USA, he served as vice president for the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund. There he managed the Community Loan Fund’s 25-year old Manufactured Housing Park Program, expanding its cooperative development program, and initiating single-family lending and new production.
During his 16-year tenure, the number of resident-owned communities increased from ten to 82, increasing resident ownership’s market share in NH to nearly 20 percent. To date, the now 92 communities are all performing and post-purchase training and networking activities are robust.
By demonstrating successful single-family lending in resident-owned communities starting in 2002, a major sector change objective is being met: an unprecedented $10 million initiative by Fannie Mae to conventionally finance single-family homes in resident-owned communities. Under his direction, the Loan Fund’s program also developed the nation’s first manufactured home community consisting entirely of EnergyStar® rated manufactured homes.
In 2004, Paul initiated a national training program for non-profit organizations interested in developing resident ownership programs. The success of this program, known as The Meredith Institute, led the Ford Foundation to provide planning support for the development of ROC USA. ROC USA was launched in May of 2008.
A native of New Hampshire, Paul received his bachelor’s degree in economics in 1986 from the University of New Hampshire. In 2008, he graduated from the NeighborWorks® America’s Achieving Excellence Program, an executive training program offered through Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.