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Paul Bradley and family

Hip surgery provides important reminders

I am 55 and the owner of a new titanium hip as of seven days ago. After a long-time colleague – a former Marine with close to 20 years on me – wrote, “Wow, you’re young for that!” … More »

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A remarkably historic 2019

We founded ROC USA® to make resident ownership a viable option for homeowners, and when communities choose ownership, to work together to make it successful. The choice homeowners are making is clear: In 2019, ROC USA® Network helped … More »

A new chapter for a ROC Champion

Julie Massa’s last official day at CASA of Oregon will be December 31st. Julie has worked tirelessly in her 9 years at CASA and has helped convert 15 cooperatives into resident ownership. Her leadership, knowledge, and dedication to … More »

A Note from the New NEROC Director

“By the gap I mean the gap between the hard realities around us and what we know is possible — not because we wish it were so, but because we’ve seen it with our own eyes.” Parker Palmer … More »

Building a Legacy

ROCs are an expanding solution to a genuine affordable housing crisis. In housing, the term “cost-burdened” describes anyone who pays more than 30 percent of their income for housing. Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies reported this summer … More »

Rocky Mountain Homeowners Co-op

Advancing a dream … starting in Cañon City

A mentor of mine – Steven Dawson – taught me a valuable lesson. When something good happens, look for ways to make something even better out of it. When good news arrives, do you stop at the light … More »

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Loss of Manufactured Housing in Montana

Two recent news stories chronicled the loss of affordable manufactured housing in Montana, according to tax records and housing experts in the state. The ROC Model is a great way to preserve the housing in the stay and … More »

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Co-ops Making Real Impact

We released our annual market rent study last week, and the impact is real and meaningful. The objective is pretty simple:  How do co-op site-fees compare to other communities in each market? To answer that question, we hire … More »