A one-woman gardening business in upstate New York has blossomed into a major enterprise since 2001. Now, with the help of Cooperative Development Institute (CDI), that business is sharing its prosperity and becoming all the more successful through employee ownership.
Affordable housing is much easier to achieve when tenants—and not outside investors—own their land. Our New England Resident-Owned Communities (NEROC) program offers financial security and peace of mind to owners of manufactured homes who live in rental communities. NEROC secures
Four New American farmer-owners are launching New Roots Cooperative Farm, a 30-acre farm on College St. in Lewiston that will be the first New American cooperative farm in Maine. The four farmer-owners of New Roots–Mohamed Abukar, Batula Ismail, Seynab Ali,
Baby boomers are the next big thing in co-ops, according to Shelterforce, the nation’s oldest housing and community development magazine. As business owners move to retirement, employees have the opportunity to buy the company, and such conversions are a major
Triangle Court, a mobile home park at the foothills of the Green Mountain National Forest in Brandon, VT, is under new ownership. With help from CDI, the park residents have united to purchase the park, and it is now a resident
Homeowners in the 247-home Oak Hill Mobile Home Park took a big step toward securing their financial futures when they collectively bought their neighborhood as a resident corporation this week. The Oak Hill Taunton Residents Association Inc. Board of Directors
Food should be fair! We’re co-sponsoring the 2016 Farmers’ Market Managers Workshop in North Grafton, Massachusetts on April 6th. This year’s workshop will explore ways in which market managers can build and strengthen local connections. Deep roots strengthen both the
“2015 is truly a booming co-op year,” our own Jessica Pooley told WERU in a radio interview. Whether the focus was housing, food, business conversions, or a vision for a cooperative future, CDI increased momentum by championing the co-op cause
Residents of Rustic Pines Estates, an age-restricted over-55 manufactured home community located off of Plain Street in North Attleboro, have taken a giant leap forward in securing their own destiny by purchasing their park to own and run it themselves.
The residents of Sunset Terrace Mobile Home Park in Rockland and residents of Sunset Acres Mobile Home Park in Thomaston recently secured funding support from the Genesis Community Loan Fund in Brunswick, Camden National Bank in Camden, and Maine State