A recent Press-Republican article showed the cooperative spirit of New Beginnings Mobile Home Association, a New York mobile home community that recently became resident-owned. The article mentions our work with New Beginnings:
After park owner Scott Tetreault had decided to shut down the park because he couldn’t afford to repair its failed sewage treatment facility, Carolyn and other tenants stepped up to save it.
And the nonprofit Cooperative Development Institute came to the rescue.
It offered a buyout to Tetreault of $265,000 and, to the park residents, all the financing and technical assistance for them to stay on the land as owners.