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A cooperative alliance of independent community management companies

Making resident ownership a reality for mobile home parks across the country

From coast to coast, residents of mobile home communities often face an uphill battle when it comes to owning the land their home sits on, despite the fact most mobile homes are hardly mobile. This leaves many residents feeling stuck in their community without a true sense of ownership.

That’s why ROC USA exists, to make resident owned communities more attainable together

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Did you know: only 2% of manufactured homes sit on land owned by the resident?

ROC USA is changing that

ROC USA is unlike any other member of Innovia co-op in that they are a company wholly committed to helping manufactured-home communities take ownership of their community by coming together as a cooperative. 

The result? Control over rent & repairs, lifetime security against unfair eviction, liability protection – and a true sense of ownership.

How Rock USA helps its communities

  • Purchasing your community: ROC USA helps resident groups in-for-sale communities come together and purchase their neighborhood.

  • Consulting services: ROC USA’s experts will study the economics of your community’s purchase and walk you through the process. 

  • Expertise that makes it easy: far too many mobile home communities could be resident owned communities instead. With 200 communities so far, ROC USA is changing the game for communities ranging in size from 4 homes to 400.

A nationwide resource unlike any other

The ROC USA® Network is comprised of nine non-profit affiliate members who operate in over 21 states. This network represents some of the country’s most exhaustive expertise on community ownership, housing regulations, and the regional differences communities encounter across the country.

CASA of Oregon

With a history of serving agricultural workers, Community and Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA of
Oregon) improves the lives of Oregonians by supporting initiatives for affordable housing and programs that increase the financial security of families throughout the state. 

Becoming a Resident Owned Community is one such initiative, and with this in mind – CASA of Oregon has successfully worked with a wide variety of communities throughout the state.

Cooperative Development Institute

Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) is a major source of cooperative business development throughout the northeast. By working across an entire spectrum of business concerns in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, maine, Rhode Island, and New York – CDI provides education, training, and technical assistance to existing and newly forming cooperatives. With this experience – CDI has become an invaluable ROC USA affiliate for prospective communities of all kinds.

LEAP ROC

LEAP ROC is a program of LEAP Charities, a non-profit in Idaho-focused on helping families achieve their goals of affordable and sustainable home ownership.

Central to LEAP’s mission is the idea of supporting homeowners at each and every level of the process to help make home ownership more affordable and attainable, while bridging the gap between hope and need.

NeighborWorks® Montana

NeighborWorks Montana’s is focused on creating new opportunities for families and individuals in Montana to live in affordable homes within strong communities by supporting Montana families in three primary areas: Housing, Counseling and Education, Lending and Manufactured Housing. 

Northcountry Cooperative Foundation

Northcountry Cooperative Foundation (NCF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota focused on “transforming lives and communities through cooperative enterprise.”

To this end, NCF has carried out numerous manufactured housing cooperative projects in the last 10 years alone to impact communities ranging from tens to hundreds of units.

As one of several cooperative development centers located across the country, NCF provides training, technical assistance, and organizational development support for ROC’s in Minnesota with a staff of specialists multifamily housing development, finance, and organizational development.

PathStone Corporation

PathStone helps communities in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, Vermont, and Puerto Rico obtain more affordable housing, especially in rural areas. 

With proven success, PathStone has helped lower income families build assets for the future by taking ownership in their homes through cooperative organization. In all of these projects, Pathstone and the families its helped have learned that homes in co-op parks have been found to sell for more than comparable homes in investor-owned communities – leading to greater financial stability and mobility for families throughout their service area.

ROC-NH

Established in 1983, ROC-NH™, a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, has pioneered the way residents of manufactured-home parks cooperatively buy the land their homes sit on. In doing so, these communities build greater value in their homes, stronger communities they’re proud to own, and improved values for everyone involved. 

ROC-NH is the only statewide program in New Hampshire that provides residents with loans, training and technical assistance to convert manufactured-home parks into cooperatives owned and governed by their residents and includes over 100 resident-owned communities (ROCs) in New Hampshirem providing affordable homeownership for more than 6,000 families.

ROC Northwest

ROC Northwest is a program of Northwest Cooperative Development Center, a nonprofit organization devoted to assisting new and existing cooperative businesses, from daycare centers to credit unions. NWCDC supports cooperatives in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Hawaii.  Founded by cooperatives in 1979, the Center has grown into the Northwest’s leading provider of services for co-op business development. We have a long history of collaborating with communities, governments, economic development agencies and other cooperatives, sharing expertise and building cross-sector support for new and existing cooperatives. Housing cooperatives empower residents to collectively take control of their housing future, and NWCDC provides facilitation, advising, analysis and access to information and tools for cooperatives.

Thistle

Thistle is a private non-profit organization in Boulder, Colorado that develops, manages and preserves the quality of permanently affordable homes in Boulder County.

Since its founding in 1989, Thistle has created more than 1,000 affordable homes. With valued partners, Thistle invests in its properties to preserve and enhance over $45 million in community assets. 

Locally established, nationally connected

 

As an industry leader and member of Innovia co-op, the nation’s largest cooperative of CAM companies, SFMC communities gain exclusive access to greater purchasing power, vendor relationships, discounts, and more.

What does that mean for homeowners and boards? Greater efficiencies, better partnerships, and happier communities.

 

ROC USA

6 Loudon Road
#501,
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603)513-2791


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