ROC USA launched in 2008 with a mission of making resident ownership of manufactured home communities a reality nationwide. It was built on a nearly quarter-century of triumphs at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, which pioneered the practice of creating cooperative resident-owned communities (ROCs) in 1984.
The Community Loan Fund revolutionized the sector in New Hampshire and its vice president, Paul Bradley, created ROC USA to scale that work nationally. At ROC USA’s 10-year mark, the national social venture and its affiliates were serving 220 co-ops in 15 states made up of more than 14,000 homes. In so doing, ROC USA and its Network of affiliates have created a national movement. As Kathy Zorotheos, president of the 246-home Oak Hill Manufactured Home Community in Taunton, Mass., said, “I went and Googled ‘How do you buy a mobile home park?’ and up comes ROC USA.”
While ROC USA is charging ahead, we did pause to look back on a decade of work. Our 10-year report 10-year report, published in May 2018, tells the story of ROC USA primarily through the lens of three ROC Leaders.
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