Why I Love Living in a Resident Owned Cooperative by Joanna Jackson, Medomak Mobile Home Cooperative, Waldoboro, Maine — published by Lincoln County News, October, 2015 Being a member of a resident owned co-op has been life changing for me. There all
Shelburne, Vt. – Homeowners at Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park took a big step forward toward securing their financial futures when they collectively bought their neighborhood as a residents cooperative today. For 10 years, Shelburnewood residents have lived in a state
Job Title: Housing Program Organizer (Part Time, 20-30 hours/week) Reports to: Director, New England Resident Owned Communities Program (NEROC) Compensation: $18-22/hour plus benefits FLSA: Salaried/Exempt Position Overview: Works in the NEROC (New England Resident Owned Communities) program of the Cooperative
Freeport, ME, May 13, 2015 — The residents of Wardtown Mobile Home Park in Freeport recently secured funding support from the Genesis Community Loan Fund in Damariscotta, and Maine State Housing Authority (Maine Housing) in Augusta, to become the 6th
On Friday, September 19, CDI staff Matt Meyer and Noémi Giszpenc joined experienced and new co-op developers at the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board for a tour of buildings in the Housing Development Fund Corporation program. UHAB provides consultation to boards
Executive Director Noémi Giszpenc attended the New Economy Coalition conference “CommonBound” in Boston this past weekend. The themes of inclusion, of re-invention, of creative thinking and attentive listening, resonated throughout the gathering. While we are definitely seeking a change from
Our friends at Cooperative Maine are helping put together an inspiring one-day conference, “Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local Economies in Maine” on March 22 (this Saturday), 9 AM-4 PM, Randall Student Center, Augusta. We like the goals for the day!
The Sol Chariots Pedicab worker co-op in Providence, RI is hiring. Sounds like a fun way to stay in shape, learn some skills, see the city, and earn money. See http://solchariotspedicab.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/sol-chariots-pedicab-co-op-is-hiring/.
The Portland Food Co-op plans to open its doors this September. They currently have 1147 member-owners and need to reach 1400 to open, so are well on their way. They’ve had 100 new member-owners join in the past 10 days!
Our friends at the New Economy Coalition have launched an important initiative: A Youth and Student Grant program, of up to $5,000 per project. What’s even more exciting is that the grants are on a rolling basis. That’s right, there’s no deadline. When you