ROC USA TA Providers' Blog


When you’re neighbors, “because” is all you need

There are things that can’t be measured. A Realtor friend recently visited Freedom Village Cooperative in Concord. She’s helping the co-op rehab and sell some abandoned manufactured homes so it can keep residents’ rents low and keep the park vibrant. … More »

Photo of Montana ROC leaders holding certificates following leadership training

What makes a great leader?

Reflections on the Resident Owned Community Leader Training from NeighborWorks Montana’s Assistant Director Kaia Peterson What makes a great leader? This is one of the questions posed to leaders from resident-owned communities when they gathered in Great Falls … More »


To chase away the winter doldrums, socialize!

An article I recently read about beating the winter doldrums included recommendations to become more social. This makes a lot of sense. Folks lucky enough to live in a resident-owned community have a built-in social network of people around them … More »


Park residents walk a well-worn path from skepticism to security

This June, three more groups of manufactured-home residents in Washington state joined the growing national movement of resident-owned communities (ROCs). Strength, the People Magazine of the Basin, an annual publication of The Columbia Basin Herald, recently published an article chronicling the … More »


How to make the most of board transitions

Ahhh, summer is here. Warmer weather, longer days, and more time outdoors. For the ROC-NH team, the arrival of summer coincides with annual membership meetings, and all the hustle and bustle of working with ROCs as they plan … More »


To reach your financial goals, cut them down to size

Come April, a lot of us think about money. It’s tax time, and we’re paying or prioritizing what to do with our rebate. The first warm, sunny days lead to thoughts of summer, and what vacation we’re going … More »


How you ask is an important first step in attracting volunteers

From civic organizations to parent/teacher organizations, groups that depend on volunteers deal with the challenges of getting more people involved. You would think that attracting volunteers would be a piece of cake for resident-owned communities. After all, the … More »


Senator’s story provides a powerful example

There’s nothing quite as powerful as a powerful example. We recently had the privilege of having U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen address our training conference for people who live in resident-owned manufactured-housing cooperatives. The senator also shared a personal connection with … More »