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Resident advocacy led to reform of state laws

Residents have successfully pushed for fairer treatment under state law of manufactured-homes and resident-owned communities, and for real mortgages for manufactured homes.

Three co-ops pay it forward

Three of New Hampshire’s resident-owned communities found a way to pass their opportunities down to the next generation of co-ops, while at the same time growing their reserve accounts.

The new old neighborhood

Denise Stone and her family downsized, then re-created an old-time neighborhood feeling in her resident-owned community in Barrington, NH. They're not the only ones. Resident-owned communities have become a way to recreate neighborhood camaraderie.

Persistence pays off for determined homeowners

Paul Bradley has helped manufactured-home parks convert to resident-owned communities (ROCs) for more than two decades. Some of his favorite memories are of groups of residents who saw and made the most of their opportunity to become independent and self-sufficient.

Shy wife becomes outspoken advocate

A life-threatening disease made Lois Parris dig deep for strength she didn't know she had. A community-threatening event turned her into a leader. Today, she's "a relentless worker and advocate for the cause” of resident-owned communities.

Meredith lit the fire under resident ownership

What Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Philadelphia are to the birth of the United States, Bob Sirles, Rebecca Storey and the Meredith Center Cooperative are to New Hampshire’s resident-owned cooperatives. They struck the spark. They lit the fire.

"The arc of capitalism definitely bends towards injustice"

Juliana Eades’s acceptance speech for the Ned Gramlich Award for Responsible Finance, Opportunity Finance Network annual convention, Oct. 17, 2012, San Antonio, TX

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Thank you Mary

It was a very pleasant surprise to get Mark’s call three weeks ago. After the shock wore off, all I could feel was pressure to say something really wise today, but then I decided to just relax.

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"The best of who we are and what we are"

Introductory remarks of Mary Rogier, President of the Northern California Community Loan Fund, in presenting New Hampshire Community Loan Fund President Juliana Eades with the 2012 Ned Gramlich Award for Responsible Finance. The award was made at the national conference of the Opportunity Finance Network Oct. 18, 2012 in San Antonio, TX.

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Sheila Dickerson at Soda Brook Cooperative

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