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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 »

Cooperative Ownership is a Vital Alternative for MHCs

We’re just days from publishing our Strategic Plan for July 2018 to June 2021. With more than 220 communities and now nine nonprofit affiliates in ROC USA® Network – you know them as TA Providers – as well … More »

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$1.5 million settlement goes to mobile home park owners

The City of Chino reached a $1.5 million settlement this month with a mobile home park owner who brought a lawsuit against the city, alleging the council’s actions caused a loss of income by delaying and interfering with … More »

High Expectations Exceeded!

The inaugural ROC Leadership Institute at Southern New Hampshire University last weekend followed our nine-year participation in the excellent Community Leadership Institutes (CLI) with NeighborWorks® America. The impact of those events came to be called “the magic of … More »

Howard Brodsky of CCA Global Partners speaking at the 2018 ROC Leadership Institute

Keynote address by Howard Brodsky a huge hit!

HOOKSETT, N.H. — It’s not every day the co-CEO and Chairman of a $12 billion company speaks at a ROC USA event.  Better still, a CEO who runs a company made up exclusively of co-ops.  And, while he’s … More »

Photo of Paul Bradley and the rest of the Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees

Hall Of Fame induction, a collective honor

I am honored to serve.   It has been a bit of a whirlwind since my induction to the Cooperative Hall of Fame on May 2nd but I’ve wanted to share my speech from that evening. First, I need … More »

Photo of a light post in Colonial Estates, which were changed to accommodate LED bulbs.

Energy efficiency can equal big savings for ROCs

At a recent ROC training event in Massachusetts, I had the opportunity to talk energy efficiency with an engineer from New Ecology and a group of ROC leaders. Specifically, we had a conversation about LED lighting, variable-speed well … More »

ROC USA President Paul Bradley speaking with someone at the MHI National Congress and Expo

More reflections on Vegas and MH Tradeshow

This year’s tradeshow was the most heavily attended since the 2006 event, according to Manufactured Housing Institute President Dick Jennison – more than 1,300 attendees. Profits are strong and moods are good.    For the 10th year, ROC USA had a booth at the National Congress & Expo. We … More »