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ROC Dashboard is a valuable tool for co-op boards

The question is the same whether you're beind the wheel or on the board of a resident-owned community: How can you drive without a dashboard?

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Loving #GivingTuesday

After the Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday steals, #GivingTuesday is about giving back to our communities and raising awareness about causes that embody your passions.

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Web site connecting farmers and consumers

Finding locally grown food has gotten a little easier because of an online marketplace that allows food buyers to search for local farms and markets, and even have products delivered.

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Life is a journey, and an adventure

I always figured that ROC-NH would be my last stop before retirement. But life doesn’t always go as we plan.

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Community Leadership: Skill-building that works

Graduates of ROC-NH's Community Leadership training say they feel more skilled and confident.

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Every ROC contains resources galore -- and more

Every resident-owned community contains a wealth of talent, skill and knowledge that can be tapped to make it a better place to live.

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Bootcamp is for EVERYONE

The ROC Boot Camp for is all manufactured-home co-op members. Host one at your community or help us organize a regional training.

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Plan before you plant that community garden

With a little research and planning, community gardens in resident-owned communities can produce a bounty of vegetables.

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Manufactured-home buyers find few financing options

Cathy Bailey financed her "perfect home" with credit cards before she discovered Welcome Home Loans, refinanced, and saved $287 a month.

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Help is on the way for ROCs with vacant home sites

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund is offering revolving lines of credit to help resident-owned communities in New Hampshire fill their vacant lots.

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Transforming lives, transforming communities

Success stories

Loan consolidation spells well-deserved raises for teachers

Customized financing helped Tilton early-education center save money and give teachers raises.
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A construction loan puts Asian market back in business

A ethnic market owned by a refugee family was itself homeless for three years. A timely loan helped it reopen, bigger and better than ever.
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Investments deepen Endowment's impact

“Investing in the Community Loan Fund is really awesome because it’s tested, predictable, it’s giving us return, and it passes the test of financial...
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Matched savings make a home, and community connection, possible

An eight-to-one Individual Development Account savings match enabled a young couple to put down roots in the city they love.
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Once adrift, family settles into a home of its own

After 13 moves in 16 years, "I felt like we were drifting," says Donna Legare. But with no credit, how could they ever buy a home?
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