ROC-NH resources

ROC-NH logoNew Hampshire laws and standards

The set of laws under New Hampshire Revised Statute Annotated (RSA) 205-A regulate manufactured housing parks. Resident-owned communities, their members and residents must follow, and are protected by, these laws.

All cooperative members should be familiar with RSA 301-A, which governs consumer cooperatives, including resident-owned communities.

Resident-owned communities are also incorporated under the general corporate laws, which offer guidance in the proper operation of a cooperative.

The laws in RSA 540 affect the landlord-tenant relationship and are applicable in manufactured housing where not inconsistent with RSA 205-A.

NH manufactured housing installation standards
Information and standards for the installation of manufactured homes.

Cooperative and resident-ownership

National Association of Housing Cooperatives
Information on cooperative living.

International Co-operative Alliance
Unites, represents and serves cooperatives worldwide.

ROC USA®
Promotes quality resident-ownership nationwide. As one of three nonprofit “members” of ROC USA, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund provides funding and serves on its board of directors.

NeighborWorks America’s Leaders for Communities
Online forum connecting community leaders across the country.

ROC-NH™ Community Leadership training
Annual seven-month series of workships for emerging leaders in NH's resident-owned communities.

Community infrastructure

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
NH Community Development Finance Authority
Information on competitive grants for infrastructure repairs in eligible communities.

Granite State Designers & Installers
Information on subsurface waste water disposal systems and septic system evaluation.

Granite State Rural Water Association
Technical assistance and training on water and wastewater systems.

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Community Development Organizations
NeighborWorks America
Step-by-step manual on how to prepare a community for a natural disaster.

NH Department of Environmental Services Water Division
Fact sheets on topics related to water and wastewater systems.

Best Management Practices for the Installation and Upgrading of On-Premise-Use Heating Oil Tanks
NH Department of Environmental Services
Fact sheets on best management practices for Above Ground Fuel Storage Tanks.

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension's Forests and Trees site
Each county has a forester and others that can help you with tree management and landscaping.

For residents

The Cooperator
ROC-NH's quarterly newsletter; a forum for ideas and information about cooperative living.

2-1-1
Free phone number that connects callers, at no charge, to information about critical health and human services in their communities.

Greenpath (formerly Credit Counseling Services of NH and VT)
Free confidential credit counseling for NH and VT residents, in person or online.

Office of Energy and Planning Fuel Assistance Program
Financial assistance to low- and moderate-income households for heat during the winter season.

Granite State Independent Living
Information, education and support for people with disabilities.

ServiceLink
Support services for elders, adults with disabilities and their families.

Other resources

MHVillage
An online resource for buying, selling or marketing manufactured and mobile homes.

Manufactured Home Owners & Tenants Association of New Hampshire (MOTA-NH)
Works to improve the quality, safety and standard of living for all families living in manufactured home parks and communities in New Hampshire.

Publications

The Experience of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund in Mainstreaming of Acquisition Loans to Cooperative Manufactured Housing Communities
Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire, January 2009
Study found that the Community Loan Fund's introcution of loans to convert manufactured housing parks to resident-ownership, combined with the excellent performance of those loans, led mainstream financial institutions to adopt the product.

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