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Cooperative Foundation grant
will send ROC leaders to CLI

   ROC USA is happy to announce that we have landed a grant to bring community leaders to a national leadership training this fall.
   The Cooperative Foundation awarded ROC USA a $6,000 grant that supports our annual effort to send ROC leaders to the NeighborWorks® America   Community Leadership Institute. CLI is a four-day training conference for ROC and other community leaders from across the country. Read more here.

10,000th home made secure and affordable
through resident ownership movement

We are celebrating 10,000 homes in ROC USA Network communities in 14 states! Thanks to Cooperative Development Institute's and ROC USA Capital’s refinancing of Turnpike Park Cooperative (Westborough, Mass.), our total stands at 168 communities and 10,017 homes preserved! Read more here.
Bradley awarded for career dedicated to housing co-ops
ROC USA® President Paul Bradley was recently honored with the National Association of Housing Cooperatives’ Jerry Voorhis Award. Read more here.    
Cascade Village, Lakeview Terrace and Ponderosa  
make magazine splash 
   The three-community purchase in Moses Lake, Wash., was big news at Northwest Cooperative Development Center. It was big news at ROC USA. And it was big news in Moses  Lake.  
   The Columbia Basin Herald ran a story in its Strength Magazine section about the purchase. Strength is an annual publication that describes itself as dedicated to stories to enlighten and inspire readers. What better place to showcase the empowerment of three communities taking control of the land beneath their homes?
   “All the people in Strength are important,” the magazine’s publisher writes. “Their roles and contributions have touched others and we’re honored they shared their stories.”
   Reporter Cheryl Schweizer interviewed several residents from the three communities, who spoke about their disbelief at the outset of the purchase process that they could buy their communities. 
   “That’s a large figure to wrap your head around,” said Linda Eslick, a board member at Lakeview Terrace. “It’s a lot of money and most of us were very skeptical.”
   To read these great article, visit the Columbia Basin Herald website here or download a .pdf version of the story by clicking here
Preston: Residents likely saving $65 in rent every month
Colleen Preston recently told AARP Foundation that the benefits of resident ownership are easy to find — all residents have to do is check their wallets. Read more here.

Mountain West region ROCs re-elect ROC Association

Director to second term
  Liz Wood of Duvall, Wash., has been re-elected to a second term as Director for the ROC Association. 
  Wood lives in Duvall Riverside Village where she serves as Member at Large on the Board of Directors. In 2013, she was elected by ROCs across the Mountain West region to represent them in the ROC Association and on the ROC USA® Board of Directors. To learn more, click here.

ROC USA awards two Better Together grants

   Two resident-owned manufactured home communities have won neighborhood improvement grants that will fund projects designed to improve the lives of the homeowners who live there. Read more here.
 Three ROCs win technology grants

Three resident-owned communities in Massachusetts and Texas have been awarded technology grants from ROC USA® through a grant program designed to provide the necessary tools to adequately store computer files, access and communicate with Members. Click here to read more.


ROC USA awarded $4 million grant

to expand resident ownership in 10 states

ROC USA is thrilled to announce we have landed a $4 million grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. Our plan is to leverage that money into nine times as much in resident community purchases. Read more here!

ROC USA is thrilled to announce we have received a $30,000 grant from Bank of America. 

ROC USA and several CTAPs are profiled in the May/June issue of "Rural Cooperatives", a publication of USDA/Rural Development.   

ROC USA® Capital's Michael Sloss meets with U.S. Treasurer


ROC USA® Hires New Employee

    Minquadale Village Press Release                                                                                                                                                Mike Bullard will fill the role of Communications and Marketing Manager
 Bank of America Funding Helps ROC USA Serve Homeowners in MHCs

ROC USA® Appoints New Board Member

  Minquadale Village Press Release  Natividad Seefeld from Fridley, MN replaces Lois Parris of NH (129 KB)

ROC USA ® Capital Secures $1.5 million in New Equity

  Minquadale Village Press Release  CDFI Fund Award is Received (112 KB)
 Ryder Woods Press Release  Paul Bradley named Ashoka Fellow
         For his work in ROC USA with manufactured housing and
         resident-ownership, Bradley is named by a global organization.

Ryder Woods Press Release  Cooperative Business Journal:

         ROC USA Helps Manufacture-Home Residents Find Stability in
         Cooperative Park Ownership

Ryder Woods Press Release  Bank of America makes Announcement

         Second-Year Results of 10-year, $1.5 Trillion Community Development
         Lending and Investing Goal, BOA cites ROC USA® Capital’s Warehouse 
         Line of Credit and Program Related Investment in its Press Release      

Parkhill becomes a new resident-owned co-op

 Ryder Woods Press Release   Ownership is Sweet for Salt Lake City Residents


The NY Times covers Resident-Ownership!


Minnesota's Now has Five resident-owned Communities

Ryder Woods Press Release    Park Plaza is a 90-home Community in Fridley


Unadilla, NY community is now Resident-owned

Ryder Woods Press Release
    Meadow Valley Closes the Deal!


ROC USA®  Network welcomes MHC-Advisors

Minquadale Village Press Release  New CTAP, MHC-Advisors, will cover NC, SC, and KY

Green Acres in Montana Purchases their Community



Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank

      Cascade Article on ROC USA

Bank of America Funds ROC USA®  

Minquadale Village Press Release  Funding will Serve Homeowners in Manufactured Home Communities (69 kb)


 ROC USA®  is a finalist in National Business Plan Competition


ROC USA®  Capital receives certification

Minquadale Village Press Release  Community Development Financial Institutions Fund of the US Treasury Department certifies ROC USA®  Capital


Community Loan Fund wins National Award                                                                       


Montana residents take over park with government help


NH Community Loan Fund wins Wachovia NEXT Award



Massachusetts-based Co-op Developer Joins National Network



Minquadale Village Press Release


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