Joined: May 2008
Paul Bradley founded ROC USA® in 2008 with three LLC Members, a national sponsor and nine Network affiliates on 16 years of direct experience in every aspect of community organizing, training, project management, and financing in the resident-owned community market niche.
Prior to ROC USA, Paul served as Vice President for Manufactured Housing at NH Community Loan Fund where he managed the growth of manufactured housing loan portfolio from $3MM to $33MM over nine years. In 2001, he also led the design, capitalization and implementation of the Loan Fund’s entrance into retail single-family lending in resident-owned communities, a program which won the 2009 Wachovia NEXT Award for Innovation in Community Development Finance. As President of ROC USA, Paul plays a key role in implementing strategic goals and objectives, and gives direction and leadership towards the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission and strategy. In 2018, Paul was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors in the cooperative sector.
Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of New Hampshire. In 2007, he graduated from Achieving Excellence in Community Development, a joint 18-month Executive Education program with NeighborWorks® America and Harvard University. Paul was selected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2011 and the Carsey Institute Social Innovator of the Year in 2013. In 2014, he was awarded the Jerry Voorhis Memorial Award by the National Association of Housing Cooperatives.
Paul tells the stories of ROC leaders and industry advocates as cohost of the Ownership Matters podcast and also writes his own blog:
Maine co-op leader was looking out for all ROC Members We lost a co-op hero. His neighbors at Wardtown Cooperative called him “Neighbor Bill.” I came to know Bill and his wife, Carol, through the ROC Leadership Institute
Bipartisan Provision Could Improve Safety and Everyday Life in Manufactured Home Communities This week, the U.S. House of Representatives tackles President Joe Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion infrastructure package. While Republicans and Democrats try to decide what stays in