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
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
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.”
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 myROCUSA.org 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® Hires New Employee
Mike Bullard will fill the role of Communications and Marketing Manager
Bank of America Funding Helps ROC USA Serve Homeowners in MHCs
ROC USA ® Capital Secures $1.5 million in New Equity
CDFI Fund Award is Received (112 KB)
resident-ownership, Bradley is named by a global organization.
ROC USA Helps Manufacture-Home Residents Find Stability in
Cooperative Park Ownership
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
Ownership is Sweet for Salt Lake City Residents
The NY Times covers Resident-Ownership!
Minnesota's Now has Five resident-owned Communities
Park Plaza is a 90-home Community in Fridley
Unadilla, NY community is now Resident-owned
Meadow Valley Closes the Deal!
ROC USA® Network welcomes MHC-Advisors
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®
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
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
Madelia Mobile Village Video