Resident Owned Communities

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Credit Memos and the tales they tell!

The job and life experience of the Board Members at these two refinancing co-ops are compelling both because of how well-equipped they are to meet the needs of their communities, and because I love that they’ve found safe and secure housing in a ROC!

Program poised to fund infrastructure work across New England

Cooperative Development Institute’s WISP program could help ROCs in six states PLYMOUTH, N.H. – When the Board at Pine Gate Cooperative learned of a federal program that could provide enough funding to fix the community’s failing sewer infrastructure, … More »

Minnesota ROCs pull down millions in state grants

ROC leader credits Northcountry Cooperative Foundation for communities’ success in landing funding ST. PAUL, MINN. – The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency announced more than $10.7 million in funding for critical infrastructure projects at ROCs across the state, including … More »

ROC USA launches search for new President

Founding President Paul Bradley will transition to lead new subsidiary ROC USA® is seeking a president to succeed Paul Bradley and lead the organization into a new phase of growth and success as the national leader in resident … More »

Governor visits ROC Leaders to talk resident ownership

GLADSTONE, Ore. – The Governor of Oregon visited Two Rivers Homeowners Cooperative, a 55 and older resident owned community, earlier this month and Members said it was like meeting Santa Claus. Gov. Tina Kotek, a strong supporter of … More »

Nothing beats hearing from ROC leaders

While our team, the Thistle-ROC team, and the lenders made the trip extremely important – and believe me, I really enjoyed seeing and talking with people in person for a change – it was the six co-op leaders who spoke that sent me home beaming with pride.

‘Colorado is setting the example’

ROC USA®, Thistle celebrate first year of innovative financing pool DENVER – On a cool Wednesday evening on the rooftop of the Carla Madison Recreation Center overlooking the bright lights of downtown Denver, a group of Colorado ROC … More »

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Scaling wide and scaling deep

The work by co-op leaders, the ROC Association Board and its committees, the TA affiliates, and ROC USA teams – along with a multitude of partner organizations – is helping to scale wide and deep and produce results for low- and moderate-income homeowners.

Party with a purpose

Missouri ROC drives engagement with unveiling of new gathering space at Oktoberfest celebration LIBERTY, Mo. – On a crisp fall Saturday in early October, more than 100 homeowners from Liberty Landing Cooperative gathered to celebrate Oktoberfest and their … More »

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I’ve made a big decision…

It is a hard decision. A leader’s highest priority must be the mission and organization. I truly believe this transition is fulfilling my obligation to both ROC USA and ICS.