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Fellow ROC Leaders: Thanks for your help!

On Jan. 1, 2020, I started my first three-year term as the Central Region Director of the ROC Association. Quickly, COVID-19 changed the format of how we meet, providing an early challenge and an educational opportunity. Despite the … More »

Photo of the sign at Medvil - text reads: "Medvil Cooperative, Donald Drive Entrance - a resident owned community"

‘Business as Usual’ – Even during a Pandemic

By Kim Capen, New England Region Director  In a community as socially active as our Medvil Cooperative, Covid-19 has changed our way of interacting. Our club houses are closed to groups larger than 10 people and the mail … 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 »

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 »

Resident-owned in Big Sky Country

“Better Together.” It’s a phrase first sparked in me when I was a little girl growing up and wanted to build a fort out back of where we lived in the country. My mom would always say, “Why … More »

Persistence pays off

By Natividad Seefeld We hosted a Legislator tour last Saturday as a way to win back a rent credit that was lost in 2011. We were very excited that the one Senator we needed to show up the … More »

Group photo from "Elvis" performance at Medvil Cooperative in Goffstown, N.H.

Elvis spotted at Medvil Cooperative

By Kim Capen It was a Sunday afternoon and under a big tent that the residents of Medvil were treated to 2 ½ hours and 41 Elvis hits with Tony Nett’s tribute. There were a couple of standing … More »

200 and Counting!

  On April 26 the residents of Town & Country Estates in Kingston, Ma. became the 200th ROC. I was privileged to celebrate with them and can tell you that the enthusiasm was an 11 on a 10-point … More »