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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Because of outdated notions about the quality of the houses, the communities where they’re located, and the people who live in them, some people consider manufactured homes a last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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Finding a 'truth nugget' can defuse arguments

Fogging is a technique that helps deflect verbal attacks that can otherwise railroad a conversation or meeting.

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When you're neighbors, "because" is all you need

Some things can't be measured, like a community's transformation when its residents have a common goal.

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April showers bring ... stormwater runoff

Stormwater runoff can cause structural and environmental problems, but there are low-cost solutions.

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Cooperatives in NH and across the world--unite!

Cooperatives for a Better World exists to unite the many cooperative businesses around the world to strengthen our positive impact.

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Another N.H. first: Low-interest-rate loans for manufactured homes

A new mortgage loan program will allow homeowners and homebuyers in New Hampshire ROCs to save thousands in interest charges.

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Neighbors helping neighbors--what a great feeling!

A pair of chance encounters illustrates how powerful the idea of neighbors helping neighbors can be.

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Like a pebble tossed, donations create far-reaching ripples

Donations to the NH Community Loan Fund create ripples that will change people's lives.

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Manufactured homes could ease the affordable housing crisis. So why aren’t they?

Systemic barriers are blocking the growth of manufactured homes as an affordable housing solution.

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What is a manufactured home, anyway?

Manufactured homes aren't modular, aren't mobile, and are definitely nothing like your grandparents' trailer.

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