Once a community of households is organized into a cooperative, the cooperative can use its strengthened position in the market to buy discounted goods and services for its members. ROC USA has negotiated for discounts for members of myROCUSA.org, a discount buying club for residents and members of manufactured housing cooperatives across the country. ROC USA and NCF have partnered with property management service providers and insurance companies to secure better rates on their services for cooperatives. All of NCF’s initiatives build on the power and influence of an organized community to deliver value and savings to its members.
Our client cooperatives pursue many other special projects that are closer to home. Having completed construction of six additional parking garages and a bus shelter, Madelia Mobile Village Cooperative is pursuing funding for construction of a storm shelter and community center. Within the first couple months of its resident purchase, Sunrise Villa Cooperative replaced its playground with a new one and converted a storage shed to a bus stop for the community’s children. Park Plaza Cooperative completed a nearly million-dollar upgrade of its water, sewer, storm water, and street systems in its community in 2015. Bennett Park Cooperative will be investing close to $250,000 in upgrades and replacement of its streets, rehabilitation of its community center, replacement of its pole barn storage facility for its equipment. Often using volunteer labor, Prairie Lake Estates Homeowners Cooperative replaced its community cookout firebrick, added kayak spaces, improved drainage swales, replaced damaged lengths of concrete driveway, roadway, and sidewalk, and used an innovative and cost-effective foam-jacking technique to shore up its walkways. Stonegate Cooperative finished out its community center space, improved drainage and repainted its below-grade storm shelter, and created new Board meeting space.