After declaring bankruptcy and losing their previous house to foreclosure, Wanita and Kevin Ordway wondered if they'd ever again own a home.
Stony Brook Estates' 2014 conversion to resident ownership kept homes affordable for its retirees.
Pine Grove’s MHP Cooperative's board of directors is all about on-the-job training and education. That self-sufficient attitude has strengthened the finances and the camaraderie of the West Swanzey resident-owned community.
Owning a home was unthinkable 10 years ago, when Mandy Bartley was a 20-year-old single mom living in public housing. She needed someone to believe in her, and the Welcome Home Loan team did.
ROC-NH's Community Leadership training, says Audra Anderson, “made me understand the ways I needed to change to become a more-effective leader and a more-effective person.”
Derek Cornell and Kim Kirk aren't afraid of hard work. Leading a cooperative effort to buy and manage their North Country manufactured-home park was the right thing to do because "good people live here and we want them to have a good place to live.”
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.