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The lasting value of a legacy: remembering Dale Whitmore

I was saddened to hear recently of the loss of a great man, Dale Whitmore, President of Wardtown Cooperative in Freeport, Maine. Dale passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and family, from complications from recent illnesses. When I reflect … More »

Don’t get stressed by tax preparation, get help

Free tax prep assistance is available for seniors and people with low incomes. April is right around the corner. It’s the start of spring, a time of blooming and renewal and, for the employees of the Internal Revenue … More »

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Washington Post Article

If you haven’t already seen the Washington Post article “A billion-dollar empire made of mobile homes,” please give it a look: https://tinyurl.com/y379ng43 It’s terrific exposure and an important story because it speaks to the reality of private equity … More »

Photo of Minnesota Rep. Connie Bernardy and ROC Association Director Natividad Seefeld testifying at the Minnesota State Offices about a bill that would extend renters tax credits to cooperative manufactured homeowners.

Advocating for Added Affordability

When I talk to people about resident ownership, people are genuinely interested and excited to learn about how it works. A conversation with state lawmakers earlier this month proved no different. I spent the day at the Minnesota … More »

2018 ROC Tour: Under the Big Sky

This is part three in a series of blog posts by Lorie Cahill, the ROC Association Director for the Mountain West region. The series chronicles the visits she made in 2018 to the ROCs in Montana. Check out part one … More »

2018 ROC Tour: Under the Big Sky

This is part two in a series of blog posts by Lorie Cahill, the ROC Association Director for the Mountain West region. The series chronicles the visits she made in 2018 to the ROCs in Montana. Find the … More »

Photo of the ROC Association Directors: Kim Capen, Lorie Cahill and Natividad Seefeld

See what we mean?

The ROC USA Strategic Plan is an ambitious statement both of what we want to accomplish and how we intend to accomplish it. Most people who read it probably are surprised by our first Strategic Focus: “ROC leaders … More »

2018 ROC Tour: Under the Big Sky

This is part one in a series of blog posts by Lorie Cahill, the ROC Association Director for the Mountain West region. The series chronicles the visits she made in 2018 to the ROCs in Montana. Twenty-eighteen has been … More »

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Mobile Home Owners Are Upset About Rising Costs To Rent Land

When it comes to lost-cost living, manufactured home communities are a sound solution. But for some of the nearly 20 million homeowners living in those communities, the concern and threat that commercial or private owners may raise the … More »