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Tara Reardon

Stigma, zoning are barriers to affordable homes

Because of outdated notions about the quality of the houses, the communities where they’re located, and the people who live in them, some people consider manufactured homes a last resort, rather than a great choice.

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Are you prepared for winter’s weather?

New Hampshire's winter can be fierce. Homeowners should take precautions to protect their house and family.

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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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Secure, stable, affordable and great places to live

An affordable-housing movement born in New Hampshire in 1984 is starting to crack the public's consciousness.

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One year, eight new co-ops, 474 secure and affordable homes

There's a lot of satisfaction in knowing that nearly 500 more households won't have to abandon or move their manufactured homes.

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"A tale of two parks" shows financial benefit of resident ownership

Over time, homeowners in resident-owned communities enjoy serious financial benefits, as well as secure housing.

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Good technical assistance goes far beyond meetings

When it comes to technical assistance, being available can be more helpful than being in attendance.

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Park residents walk a well-worn path from skepticism to security

The path to resident ownership is familiar: listening, trusting, learning, researching, and finally, security.

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George 'Mac' McCarthy speaks at the Lincoln Institute

A respected voice and advocate for low-income families promotes manufactured housing as a smart, affordable housing solution.

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NH co-ops show visiting students what community is all about

Students from 22 states got a close-up and personal look at life in New Hampshire's resident-owned manufactured-home communities.

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