Ownership Matters is a podcast for homeowners in Resident Owned Communities featuring conversations with people who live in, work with, and advocate for ROCs. Hosts Paul Bradley and Mike Bullard share conversations with people at the heart of the resident ownership movement.
The History and Future of ROC USA with Andrea Levere
Twenty-two years ago, Andrea Levere met Paul Bradley for the first time, before ROC USA was established. Paul worked at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and proposed an idea for the Corporation for Enterprise Development’s grant program,
2022 Year in Review
Paul Bradley and Mike Bullard reflect on the exciting things that happened in 2022. They discuss the PRICE Initiative and other great achievements, changes in ROC USA and ROC Association, their favorite podcast episodes from the year,
Working Toward Better with ROC Association’s John Egan
When John Egan excused himself from a meeting for a moment as his community was discussing becoming a co-op, he didn’t expect to come back and hear himself announced as the President of the community’s interim Board.
Building a Movement with ROC USA’s Mary O’Hara
When Mary O’Hara joined ROC USA, it was just getting started as a national organization trying to scale the success of Resident Owned Communities nationwide. Fourteen years later, Mary has been promoted to Executive Vice President for ROC
A Brief History of CDFIs with Michael Swack
You’ve probably heard it before, but the very first Resident Owned Community came about as the result of a graduate student project. Today, we’re joined by the professor of that class, Michael Swack! Michael is a professor
Infrastructure, Policy and ROC Association Updates with Board President Marjory Gilsrud
On today’s episode of Ownership Matters, Mike checks in with ROC Association Board President Marjory Gilsrud from Madelia Mobile Village in Madelia, Minnesota. Marjory is fresh back from a trip to Washington, D.C., where she attended the
Meet the Hosts
Paul founded ROC USA in 2008 and currently serves as the organization’s president. In 30 years of work with resident owned communities, Paul has heard hundreds (if not thousands) of inspiring stories from people involved in the resident ownership movement. Ownership Matters was his idea – he’s excited to share some of the powerful stories he’s heard throughout his career with people across the country via the podcast.
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Mike joined the ROC USA team in 2012 and currently serves as communications and marketing manager. Mike has visited more than one hundred resident owned communities to take photos, meet with residents, and help communities build their own marketing websites. Mike is excited to serve as co-host on Ownership Matters and hopes to provide a few laughs!
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