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Whispering Pines makes WA Housing Finance annual report

Whispering Pines Cooperative was profiled in the Washington State Housing Finance Commission’s 2014 Annual Report: Leading with Opportunities. Whispering Pines is a 51-site community in Oak Harbor, Washington — about an hour north of Seattle on Whidbey Island. … More »

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Paul makes the cover!

Paul Bradley’s recognition as the Jerry Voorhis Award winner for 2014 made the cover of the Winter issue of the Cooperative Housing Bulletin. Have a look!

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Former ROC USA Director tapped to lead CDFI Fund

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury Department has announced that Annie Donovan will be the new Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). As Director, Donovan will oversee the expansion of access to capital and financial … More »

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Time to celebrate in Montana!

The residents of Trailer Terrace outside Great Falls, Mont., took a few moments to celebrate their purchase after a long struggle filled with many challenges. The local TV station was on hand, check out their coverage.

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Good news is spreading

You probably remember the announcement a few months ago about Paul Bradley winning the Jerry Voorhis Award from the National Association of Housing Cooperatives. We’re thrilled to see that this well-deserved recognition is taking center stage in NAHC’s bulletin. … More »

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ROC leaders testify before legislature

HELENA, Mont. — Three resident-owned community leaders, their advisor, and their county’s director of public works testified before the Montana Legislature last week on behalf of the county’s grant request to connect Buena Vista Community’s 36 homes connected … More »

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Great Falls park becomes Montana’s seventh ROC

After more than four years of struggle, the homeowners at the 90-site Trailer Terrace MHC just outside Great Falls, Mont., have become the owners of their community. The closing started Tuesday and was completed Wednesday. Through threatened foreclosure, … More »

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Resident Ownership in the news

The Deseret News posted a piece over the weekend about resident ownership. The writer, Lane Anderson, did a great job pointing out many of the benefits (like security, and stable rents) of resident-owned mobile home communities. The piece … More »

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Whispering Pines Cooperative debuts online

ROC USA® on Tuesday launched a marketing website for Whispering Pines Homeowner Co-op, a 55-home resident-owned community in Oak Harbor, Wash. Whispering Pines, which opened more than 25 years ago and became a ROC in November 2013, is … More »