Governor visits ROC Leaders to talk resident ownership

GLADSTONE, Ore. – The Governor of Oregon visited Two Rivers Homeowners Cooperative, a 55 and older resident owned community, earlier this month and Members said it was like meeting Santa Claus.

Gov. Tina Kotek, a strong supporter of affordable housing in Oregon, came to learn more about the process of manufactured home community residents buying their communities and to hear specifically from the homeowners at Two Rivers about their experience coming together. 

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TRHC Board President Member Maureen Perry (from left), TRHC Resident Marian Chariat, First Lady Aimee Kotek Wilson, and Gov. Tina Kotek discuss resident ownership and Two Rivers during Kotek’s recent visit to the ROC.

Kotek was joined by First Lady Aimee Kotek Wilson, State Sen. Mark Meek, (D-Ore. 20) Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas and Gladstone Mayor Tom Owens. Their discussion with the Two Rivers Board of Directors also talked about manufactured homes in general.

Located 13 miles south of Portland on a beautiful stretch between two rivers, the homeowners cooperative purchased the 144-home community in June 2017 for $8.75 million. Kelly Castagnaro, communications manager for CASA of Oregon writes about the governor’s visit here.