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COVID-19 tragedy in Maine and #BetterTogetherFund

The global pandemic has been difficult for us all.  Living and working in cooperative communities lends itself to the mutual aid and networks of support that are needed during challenging times. One of CDI’s Resident Owned Communities (ROCs) … More »

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Sad to learn of a big loss in a great ROC

Anthony “Tony” Weisbecker An avid fisherman and lover of dogs, Tony visited the shelter once a week to give the pups some simple loving. Tony was also a remarkable cooperative leader at the Clackamas River Community Cooperative in … More »

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Resident speakers stir motivation and encouragement

Inspiring. I spoke at a conference Friday on the West Coast that focused on making sure manufactured housing continues to play an important role in the affordable housing sector. The event was co-hosted by CASA of Oregon, a … More »

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Maine’s ROC members know how to throw a party!

It was great to attend the gathering of the five Maine ROCs last Saturday.  It’s always good to see old friends, Fay, Linda and Dawn – who attended the Community Leadership Institute last fall in Cincinnati – and … More »

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It’s official! (Or it will be)

Great news! The ROC Association achieved its quorum today. That’s more than a week before the deadline! How ironic, too, that the 35th ballot would come in from Cranberry Village, home to Colleen Preston and one of two … More »