Trailer parks face rising rents. This one's residents found a way out.

ROC USA, a New Hampshire nonprofit, has helped almost 15,000 mobile homes become part of cooperative ownership setups across the country. The need for this is clear. Many mobile home residents do not own the land on which their homes reside, meaning they are at the whim of owners or outside investors. By coming together as a neighborhood and pitching in for collective ownership of a mobile home park, residents take control of their fate and their finances.

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