President’s Blog

This is when co-ops shine!

I’ve seen it before. The elderly woman who was without food until her Social Security check arrived wasn’t seen walking in two days. A neighbor stopped by to find her hungry and alone, and solved the problem immediately. … More »

Homes at Evergreen Estates

An exit strategy – and much more

We helped 55 homeowners form a ROC in Centralia, Wash., last Friday. Our loan officer shared the seller’s heartwarming comment following the closing: “It seems strange after 27 years to be finished but we are so happy for … More »

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 »

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 »

Rent Comparison Chart

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 »