CONCORD, N.H. — For more than 30 years, the resident ownership model has grown immensely, from the first resident owned community in New Hampshire in 1984 to now more than 230 from coast to coast.
Pioneered by the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, the now-national model empowers more than 15,000 homeowners every day to tap into their leadership skills and work together to further strengthen their neighborhoods since each own an equal stake in their community. Since ROC USA® took the model to scale in 2008, the spirit and vigor that started in New Hampshire is now in 15 other states.
And we aren’t the only ones who have noticed.
The Urban Institute highlighted alternative ownership structures as one of the trends to watch in community and economic development in 2019.
“Co-ops are important in housing as well — including both high-end housing and affordable shared ownership, like what ROC USA does with mobile (sic) home parks,” wrote Brett Theodos and Erika Poethig for the Urban Institute blog.
We’re thrilled to see the recognition the model is getting and can’t wait to see what the future holds. We’ve laid out some of goals in the latest strategic plan, which you can read here.