new hampshire laws and standards

New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) 205-A regulate manufactured-home (also called mobile home) parks. Resident-owned communities (ROCs), their members and residents must follow, and are protected by, these laws.
All cooperative members should be familiar with RSA 301-A, which governs consumer cooperatives, including ROCs.
RSA 540 affects the landlord-tenant relationship and are applicable in manufactured housing where not inconsistent with RSA 205-A.
ROCs are also incorporated under the state's RSA 293-A, which offer guidance in the proper operation of a cooperative.
Available at myROCUSA.rog. You'll have to sign in (or register, if you haven't yet) to get access.

cooperative and resident ownership

Downloadable pdf map from Central NH Regional Planning.
Cooperatives coming together to teach and promote the cooperative business model among employees, members, and people of the world.
Promotes quality resident-ownership nationwide. As one of three nonprofit “members” of ROC USA, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund provides funding and serves on its board of directors.
Workshops for emerging leaders in NH's resident-owned communities.

community infrastructure

Information from the NH Community Development Finance Authority on competitive grants for infrastructure repairs in eligible communities.
Information on subsurface waste water disposal systems and septic system evaluation.
NeighborWorks America's step-by-step manual on how to prepare a community for a natural disaster.
NH Dept. of Environmental Services Water Division's fact sheets on topics related to water and wastewater systems.
NH Dept. of Environmental Servicesfact sheets on best installation and management practices for above ground fuel storage tanks.
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension's Forests and Trees site Each county has a forester and others that can help you with tree management and landscaping.

for residents

2-1-1 is a free phone number and website connecting yous, at no charge, to information about critical health and human services in your communities.
Greenpathserves NH and VT residents, in person or online.
NH's Office of Energy and Planning provides financial assistance to help low- and moderate-income households heat their homes during the winter season.

other resources

A website for buying, selling or marketing manufactured and mobile homes.

publications

A 2009 study by the University of New Hampshire's Carsey Institute, The Experience of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund in Mainstreaming of Acquisition Loans to Cooperative Manufactured Housing Communities,found that the Community Loan Fund's introduction of loans to convert manufactured housing parks to resident-ownership, combined with the excellent performance of those loans, led mainstream financial institutions to adopt the product.

ROC-NH™ is a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Inc. and a ROC USA® Certified Technical Assistance Provider. ROC-NH is a registered service mark of ROC USA, LLC.

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