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The First 100

We're celebrating the First 100 resident-owned communities in NH

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In 1984, 13 families in Meredith Center Trailer Park were about to lose their homes to a developer who wanted to buy the park and evict them. We helped the families form a cooperative, then loaned them the money to buy the park.

IDA savings put a home within reach

Nicole Boyle was ready to buy a house. For eight years she had shared a two-bedroom apartment with her three children: Mackenna (14), Briannan (12) and Brent (10). It was time for fast-growing Brent to move into his own room.

Nicole worked full-time at a nonprofit organization, The Youth Council, and knew how to budget and organize effectively. She had recently paid off some credit card debt, but the routine expenses of a household of four made saving enough for a down payment difficult.

Sacrifice pays off for young couple

You could say it was the weather that drove Brandy and Todd Moren out of their Colebrook apartment.

The upstairs shower rained into the living room of the windowless basement apartment. Snow blew in under the door. It was an intolerable home for young parents with a baby.

Doing business with co-ops

ROC-NH logoEach resident-owned community is a consumers’ cooperative incorporated in New Hampshire. Its board of directors is responsible for its day-to-day operations.

Patience is a requirement for doing business with resident-owned communities. Directors typically meet only once a month, and bylaws usually require membership approval for large unbudgeted expenditures.


Board and committees

Questions about our governance structure? Please write or call us at (603) 224-6669.

Board of Directors

Janet Ackerman, Vice Treasurer
Vice President, Commercial Lending, Relationship Manager
Eastern Bank

Peter Brankman, Treasurer
Retired CPA

Don Brueggemann
The Works



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