President’s Blog

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 »

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 »

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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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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 »

Two Great Honors

What a month! The emails that I have received and the evaluations I’ve read since the June 6 to 8 ROC Leadership Institute are deeply meaningful and powerful to me. I will share a few anonymously because I … 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 »

A Year to Remember

Lisa Mensah, President of the Opportunity Finance Network, told me just before Christmas, “I should talk to you more often, I always come away feeling more optimistic.” What I was telling her was not out of the ordinary … More »