Affordable Housing veteran
to be next ROC USA president


Emily Thaden will lead new era
of scaled resident ownership in
manufactured home communities

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ROCs can have it all

From economic security to stigma around housing choice, this 10-year anniversary video tells the story of ROC USA mainly through the lens of co-op leaders from four ROCs.

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Ownership Matters Podcast

Ownership Matters is a podcast for homeowners in Resident Owned Communities featuring conversations with people who live in, work with, and advocate for ROCs.

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Natividad’s Dream

At Park Plaza Cooperative in Fridley, Minnesota, the community raised funds to install a playground for the community children. This safe place to play also serves as a gathering spot for dozens of families, bringing even more value to this cooperative community.

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News & Events

Affordable housing expert named next president of ROC USA

Mike Bullard
Emily Thaden, a respected leader in shared equity housing, begins July 1 CONCORD, N.H. – ROC USA, that nation’s leading organization committed to empowering manufactured home communities through cooperative ownership, is pleased to announce the... More »

‘This process allowed us to take back our park’

April Myers
Washington neighbors secure long-term stability and control with community purchase BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Sharon Kirkman moved to Samish Park Mobile Home Park in 2017 because of the location and the affordability. Her grandson wanted to... More »

Purchase nurtures unity and generational stability for Oaxacan Farmworker Families in Fresno

April Myers
FRESNO, Calif. – For Marcelino Santos and homeowners at Comunidad Nuevo Lago, the combination of resident ownership, generational housing affordability and rent stabilization creates more than just financial freedom. It keeps families together. “What excites... More »

Mass. ROC upgrades community center with $2,000 BT Grant

April Myers
Halifax Mobile Home Estates Association, Inc., in Halifax, Mass., is a 55 and older community with 430 homes that became a ROC in 2017. The co-op’s community center is equipped with a generator and has often... More »
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