Who are CASA of Oregon and ROC USA?
The Community and Shelter Assistance Corporation’s (CASA of Oregon) mission is to develop affordable housing, programs and facilities that promote the quality of life and self-sufficiency of residents throughout Oregon. CASA's Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development Program, which began in 2006, uses a multi-faceted approach, focusing on policy issues, as well as on-the-ground technical assistance, in order to make resident ownership a viable option for Oregonians living in manufactured home parks.
In May 2008, CASA of Oregon became a Certified Technical Assistance Provider under the national ROC USA Network. As a member of this network, CASA of Oregon delivers pre- and post-purchase technical assistance and helps owners of manufactured homes secure the financing needed to buy their communities and shape their economic futures through resident ownership. Visit www.casaoforegon.org for more information.
ROC USA, LLC helps resident corporations buy their manufactured home communities or “mobile home parks” from private community owners. ROC USA is a non-profit organization with a mission of making quality resident ownership possible nationwide.
We do this by first focusing on communities that are for sale and where homeowners have a strong likelihood of success if they choose to work as a group and buy it. Second, we have assembled local and regional non-profits that we have trained and certified to assist resident corporations through the purchase process and beyond. Third, we have developed a specialized source of financing for resident corporations who wish to buy their communities.
We know that with opportunity, technical support, and financing, homeowner groups can buy, preserve and improve their communities. We know because we have helped about 200 communities do just that.