NEROC’s work to support mobile home park residents transitioning to ownership was reported in Plattsburgh’s Press-Republican:
Country Sky’s owner, Scott Tetreault, decided to close down the park after its sewage treatment facility fell into disrepair, resulting in fines from the State Department of Environmental Conservation and a repair bill that he said was too expensive.
The closure would have put 40 families out of their homes.
Now, just two months later, Hart and the other residents of Country Sky are floating on air.
With the help of a nearby nonprofit, they formed New Beginnings Mobile Home Association, which is buying the park for $265,000.
That’s thanks to the Cooperative Development Institute, which provides technical assistance and financing to people in situations like this one.