PBS recently reported on two parts of the manufactured/mobile home industry: Issues homeowners in Manufactured (Mobile) Home Communities (“MHCs”) face; and, The impact of regulation on loans to purchase manufactured (mobile) homes. The reporter did a good job … More »
The dog days of summer have me thinking …
Wow, it’s hot here! We’re in an official heat wave which has me thinking about home improvements. Fall home improvements. Since we have reached 10,000 homes in ROCs and founded a cooperative with other community management companies – … More »
Downright inspiring: Clarence Hall
I had the privilege of attending the National Credit Union Foundation’s Herb Wegner Memorial Award ceremony on Monday night in Washington, D.C. All four awardees were very impressive, but one brought tears to my eyes. Clarence Hall is … More »
Start of the year, end of the year
I have been heads down with report writing the last month and I’ve missed getting my blog together. Well, 2014 was quite a year! Many individual ROCs accomplished great things in 2014, including Wheel Estates in North Adams, … More »
ROC USA Board of Directors adopts ROC leader priorities!
The ROC USA Board of Directors met last week in Washington, D.C., and adopted four priorities put forth by the 23 ROC leaders who attended this year’s Community Leadership Institute! While ROC USA’s formal Strategic Plan isn’t due … More »
My favorite “meetings” of my entire life!
And, that is saying something because I’ve attend a lot of meetings! Seriously, I’m just back from five days in Cincinnati and a stop in NYC and wow, what an incredible time. First off, we started last Thursday … More »
My only regret about ROC-A-PALOOZA: I couldn’t be there!
The practice of electing community leaders is not unique to ROCs. I’ve read many times that a third of owned homes in the U.S. are in some type of association managed neighborhood. It’s surprising, but when you consider … 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 »
A ROC MALL discount that really paid off!
I saved 37% and got better quality paint through my Innovia – ROC MALL – discount at Sherwin Williams! You have to tell them it’s a commercial account and it will show up as CCA Global in Manchester, … More »
A tribute to George ‘Mac’ McCarthy
For most of you, Mac is not someone you know. Lois Parris of the Lakes Region Co-op in Belmont, N.H., however knows Mac very well. In fact, it was at her kitchen table in 2001 where Mac saw … More »