Over several chilly days in late March, NCF staff joined staff from seven other ROC USA Network Certified Technical Assistance Providers (CTAP)s—nonprofit organizations from around the country supporting resident ownership of manufactured housing communities nationwide—in Wilmington, Delaware to celebrate the closeout of a year-long market development initiative designed to widen the scale of resident ownership of manufactured housing nationwide.
Also at the biannual event, the ROC USA Network worked together in peer learning and planning sessions about how to further develop and strengthen the organizational development support that CTAP’s provide to their client resident-owned communities (ROC’s) around the country.
Staff also visited Minquadale Village, an 83-unit resident-owned community in New Castle, Delaware, where a new NextStep energy-efficient, best practice manufactured home is being shown to prospective new homebuyers. Next Step’s mission is “putting sustainable homeownership within reach of everyone, while transforming the manufactured housing industry one home at a time.”
Minquadale Village is a thriving cooperative, whose community members work together to improve their community, upgrade their infrastructure and create events for their residents.