Skyline Homeowners Cooperative
In-Conversion Right Now!
Skyline Homeowners Cooperative is the newest up-in-coming ROC. Set to purchase the first week of September, this 42 home community is gearing up to improve their roads and water systems. Skyline received financial support from both ROC Capital and RCAC, a new partner non-profit who's goal is to help rural communities thrive.
Dexter Oaks Cooperative
Established October 30, 2015
Just a few miles away from the Dexter State Recreation Site sits the 39-space Dexter Oaks Mobile Home Park. Now known as the Dexter Oaks Cooperative, the community was purchased by residents on October 30, 2015 with financial and technical support from CASA of Oregon and a grant from Oregon Housing and Community Services. Newly elected board members have been hard at work filling vacancies and building their first community garden. According to Dexter Oaks Board President Dan Flynn, “Prior to the purchase of the park, there was very little interaction between community members. I was impressed by how we have come together and members are now asking how they can contribute."
Cascade Village Homeowners Cooperative
Established July 22, 2014
Located in Moses Lake Washington, the Cascade Village Homeowners Cooperative has 55 home sites and owns a duplex apartment building that we rent out for additional income. Our property is adjacent to farm land and within walking distance to a beautiful park on the lake.
Bella Vista Estates Cooperative
Established January 30, 2014
On January 31, 2014, residents of the 127-space Desert Springs Mobile Home Park closed on the purchase of their community. By establishing the Bella Vista Estates Cooperative, residents were able to access financing from Banner Bank, Rural Community Assistance Corporation and CASA of Oregon. One of the largest resident-owned communities converted to date in Oregon, the preservation of Bella Vista Estates ensures that residents, many of whom are agricultural workers in the area, are able to enjoy economic security and stability. “We are excited to accomplish this goal for the benefit of the hardworking families in our manufactured housing community. They can rest assured that affordable housing will always be available near their places of work”, said Clarissa Jimenez, Interim Board Secretary of Bella Vista Estates Cooperative.
Hidden Village Owners Association
Established September 9, 2008
Washington State’s first ROC, Hidden Village is located in Lacey Washington’s urban growth area. They have recently finished developing and filling their last open home site and can count their membership at 20 housholds. Approaching their tenth year, HVOA is gearing up for refinancing their community and planning for the future!
Duvall Riverside Village
Established December 27, 2012
Nestled between Duvall’s vibrant downtown and the beautiful Snoqualmie River, Duvall is home to 25 households. A great place to live, Duvall Riverside Village is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and scenic Snoqualmie Valley Trail. With almost 5 years of experience, their membership brings a wealth of experience in running a cooperative community.
Clackamas River Community Cooperative
Established October 26, 2012
On October 26, 2012, residents of the 76-space Clackamas River Village, a manufactured housing park in Clackamas, Oregon, completed the purchase of their community. Utilizing technical assistance from CASA of Oregon and the Community Development Law Center and financing from ROC Capital, residents organized and formed the Clackamas River Community Cooperative in order to convert their park into a resident-owned community and make necessary infrastructure repairs.
“With the help of CASA of Oregon and the support of the Cooperative Members, we were able to take advantage of this unique and rewarding opportunity”, said K. Harrison, Interim Vice President of Clackamas River Community Cooperative. Adding, “All of the credit goes to the hard work and determination of the Interim Board of Directors. “
The cooperative celebrated a successful first year of operations by having members vote to reduce space rents at their annual meeting in October 2013. CASA of Oregon will continue to provide technical assistance to the Cooperative, delivering management training and offering operational support through the life of the loan.
Elmwood Homeowners Cooperative
Established April 6, 2015
Located 2 miles from downtown Puyallup, Elmwood is comprised of 37 home sites, 4 RV spots, 2 apartments, and 1 larger rental house. Residents banded together and purchased their homes in the nick of time as neighboring properties transformed from farmland to new housing developments.
Green Pastures Senior Cooperative
Established October 12, 2009
On October 15, 2009, residents of the 51-space Green Pastures Mobile Home Park, located in Redmond, OR, completed the purchase of their community. Utilizing financing, technical assistance and training from CASA of Oregon, the Northwest Cooperative Development Center, the Community Development Law Center, the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing and Oregon Housing and Community Services, residents organized and formed the Green Pastures Senior Cooperative in order to convert their manufactured home park into a resident-owned community.
“As the only resident-owned community in the area, we’re proud of what we’ve created,” said Dick Martin, the Cooperative’s Board Treasurer. “We believe that our park offers seniors who are looking for available mobile home spaces a unique opportunity to not only become a part of a community, but also have a voice in how it’s operated and maintained. It’s an opportunity that they won’t find anywhere else.”
Sandy Acres Manufactured Housing Community
Established May 1, 2009
Initially financed with help from the Washington Community Reinvestment Association, Sandy Acres was one of the earliest communities to become a Resident-Owned Cooperative. Located in Buckley, Washington, this community features 35 homes and beautiful vistas of Mount Ranier.
Horizon Homeowners Cooperative
Established October 15, 2008
Rescued from the brink of closure, the conversion of the former Victor Manor Mobile Home Park into a 30-space resident-owned community in October 2008 was the first of its kind in Oregon using the newly-established non-profit, limited equity cooperative model, which enables cooperative members to purchase, operate and maintain their manufactured housing communities. The resident-formed Horizon Homeowners Cooperative was able to secure construction and permanent financing from Shorebank, Oregon Housing and Community Services and CASA of Oregon in order to make the purchase possible. Significant health and safety infrastructure improvements took place the following year. Elias Montemajor, one of the community’s members, summed up the mood of the residents, “It feels great to be able to walk on this ground and say ‘this is mine, it’s mine for the rest of my life.’”
Ponderosa Homeowners Cooperative
Established July 22, 2014
We are located East of the Cascade mountain range in Moses Lake Washington. We are a community of families and have been a resident owned community for over three years. We have 36 home sites. Our claim to fame- if you come to one of our annual meetings, we serve the most delicious home cooked Mexican food you can find in the state of Washington!
Vida-Lea Community Cooperative
Established February 16, 2012
On February 17, 2012, residents of the 33-space Vida Lea Mobile Estates, a senior park in Leaburg, OR, completed the purchase of their community. Utilizing financing and technical assistance from CASA of Oregon, the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, Oregon Housing and Community Services, the Community Development Law Center and the Eugene Water & Electric Board, residents organized and formed the Vida Lea Community Cooperative in order to convert their park into a resident-owned community and make necessary infrastructure repairs. “The more we learned about it and how it worked, the majority of us, I think, became a lot more interested in doing it,” said Dan Fountain, the Cooperative’s Vice President. “We could see the advantages to it. One of the advantages is having control over what happens to the park, and being able to control our rents.”
Now that the park is under resident control, the Cooperative will begin significant infrastructure improvements with the assistance of CASA of Oregon, including replacement of a dilapidated septic system. “The park is beautiful now, but it’s going to be really beautiful when we get through redoing everything,” said Travis Blythe, one of the Cooperative’s board members.
Whispering Pines Homeowners Cooperative
Established November 27, 2013
The road to Whispering Pines takes you across two epic bridges spanning the beautiful deception pass. Just outside of Oak Harbor, Whispering Pines is sited on Whidbey Island. The community is home to just over 50 households and is down the street from the US Naval Air Station and one of Washington’s best State Parks.
Umpqua Ranch Cooperative
Established September 30, 2015
Residents of the 110-space Forrest Ranch Mobile Home Park had cause to celebrate when they closed on the purchase of their community on October 1, 2015. Located on the scenic Umpqua River in Douglas County, residents of the Forrest Ranch Mobile Home Park formed the Umpqua Ranch Cooperative and, with support from CASA of Oregon, Oregon Housing and Community Services and Banner Bank, converted their community to resident ownership. With assistance from CASA of Oregon, the cooperative’s next task is to complete over $2 million in health and safety infrastructure improvements. “I am most excited about the improvements to our community. Slowly but surely we are seeing improvements each day. We are confident our park will be a beautiful place in the future,” said Christy Conklin, Board Secretary of Umpqua Ranch Cooperative.
Hillside Homeowners Cooperative
Established March 2, 2016
Located in Centralia Washington, we are a 45 home site community with one three-bedroom stick-built rental house. We are surrounded by forest and a large hill. In addition to an extra large parcel of land that our homes sit on, we also own an additional 4.1 acres of forested land.
Lakeview Terrace Homeowners Cooperative
Established July 22, 2014
Greetings from Moses Lake Washington! We are a small community of 26 home sites. While we are not a designated 55+ community, many in our community our elderly and 55 and older. We have a proactive board many of whom have been involved since the very beginning.
Saunders Creek Homeowners Cooperative
Established April 26, 2011
On April 26, 2011, residents of the 43-space Anchor Mobile Home Park, located in Gold Beach, OR, completed the purchase of their community. Utilizing financing, technical assistance and training from CASA of Oregon, the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), Oregon Housing and Community Services and the Community Development Law Center, residents organized and formed the Saunders Creek Homeowners Cooperative in order to convert their manufactured home park into a resident-owned community.
“We did it!” said David Hanna, President of the resident-controlled board. “With help from RCAC and CASA of Oregon, the dream of owning our community became a reality.” Now that they own their community, residents will be able to make needed infrastructure improvements to the park. CASA of Oregon will continue to provide technical assistance to the Cooperative, delivering management training and utilizing available resources to help individual residents upgrade or replace their homes.
Northlake Community Homeowners Cooperative
Established January 27, 2017
Northlake Community Homeowner's Cooperative, located in Bremerton Washington, purchased their park in January of this year. They have 45 home sites, a community courtyard, and a community center. Northlake is gearing up to rebuild their water infrastructure and roads in year one, and to remodel their community center in year two.
Takesa Village Homeowners Cooperative
Established May 2, 2016
TVHC is a large community with almost 150 households and room to develop another 80 lots. While the co-op is only a year and half old, it is already moving forward with an extensive road surfacing project and other upgrades. If your visiting Spokane, make sure to check them out.
West-Side Pines Cooperative
Established July 24, 2013
On July 24, 2013, residents of the 71-space Century Drive Park, a manufactured housing community in Bend, Oregon, completed the purchase of their community. West-Side Pines Cooperative is located in the up-and-coming west-side hub of Bend near shops and supermarkets. The conversion to resident ownership protects residents from the possibility of future displacement due to redevelopment.
Utilizing technical assistance from CASA of Oregon and Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC), and financing from the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, CASA of Oregon, Oregon Housing and Community Services and The City of Bend, residents organized and formed the West-Side Pines Cooperative in order to convert their park into a resident-owned community and make necessary infrastructure repairs.
“We did it! We came together as a community and made this project a success. It's wonderful to know that we own the land and can determine the future of our community together”, said Leigh Crain, President of West-Side Pines Cooperative.
Colorado Lake Cooperative
Established April 13, 2017