COVID-19 Resource Center

Resident Owned Communities nationwide are facing challenging times as a result of the pandemic. To help support communities and Member households impacted by COVID-19, ROC USA has put together a resource center with helpful links and information.

Below, we have included information from trusted resources and programs.

Letter from Paul Bradley:

ROC USA is developing strategies for coping with COVID-19's impact, but co-ops are built to weather crises and Members are sharing tips in Forums.

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#BetterTogether - COVID-19 Fundraiser for Emergency Grants

When a crisis arises, cooperative resident-owned communities continually prove they are #BetterTogether. ROC USA is raising money to provide emergency grants for ROC households directly affected by COVID-19. These grants will provide site rent assistance for recipients. Each dollar raised will be matched by an anonymous donor up to $2,500.

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COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program

Have you or a member of your family received a COVID-19 diagnosis? ROC USA is offering rent assistance grants to help ease the financial burden of this global pandemic. Residents of ROCs in need of emergency assistance must first complete an application form. If it is determined that you may be eligible for assistance, you will be contacted by a member of the ROC USA staff. Before filling out an emergency assistance inquiry form, carefully read through the eligibility criteria and supporting documentation requirements.

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Homeowner Resources

We’re facing challenging times in our communities. To help support individuals and families impacted by COVID-19, Next Step has put together a resource guide with helpful links and information if you are having difficulty making your home loan or other monthly payments to your lender. The resources and information collected here are meant to serve as guidance, and are not a replacement for financial assistance or legal advice.

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COVID-19 Blog Posts

Coronavirus-specific blog posts written by ROC USA staff.

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Budgeting & Financial Planning Tools for Members

Financial empowerment toolkit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) with resources to help you evaluate your current finances and make decisions about your budget during this time of crisis.

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Budgeting & Financial Planning Tools for Members

Downloadable posters available for printing and displaying around your community. Encourage your residents to do their part and Stop the Spread.

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