Florida Resident Owned Communities, Inc.
Florida Resident Owned Communities, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

Where does the acronym FLAROC (pronounced flaa-rock) come from?

Is FLAROC a Florida Corporation?

Is FLAROC a charity? Are our dues or contributions tax deductible as a charitable contribution?

Is FLAROC taxed on its income?

Are the people that serve on the Board of Directors paid?

How does FLAROC use its money?

Does FLAROC focus its efforts exclusively on manufactured/mobile home parks?

Can an individual be a member of FLAROC?

 

 

 

 

 

Q – Where does the acronym FLAROC come from?

A – It’s simply an easy way to refer to Florida Resident Owned Communities, Inc.

 

Q – Is FLAROC a Florida Corporation?

A – Yes. FLAROC is a Florida not-for-profit corporation incorporated under Florida Statute Chapter 617.

 

Q – Is FLAROC a charity? Are our dues or contributions tax deductible as a charitable contribution?

A – No. FLAROC is not a charity and your dues and gifts to FLAROC are not charitable donations.

 

Q – Is FLAROC taxed on its income?

A – No, not under most circumstances. FLAROC is tax exempt under section 501(c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Q – Are the people that serve on the Board of Directors paid?

A – FLAROC's General Counsel is a Director and is paid a retainier fee. All of the other Directors serve as volunteers. No part of our member’s dues go to compensate the volunteer Directors.

 

Q – How does FLAROC use its money?

A – The largest expenditures are for a contract with a registered lobbyist firm to influence legislation to benefit our Member Communities and their residents and monitor the activities of the Florida State Legislature; for the printing costs of materials used in our Director Training Seminar’s and other meetings; to partially fund the activities of our local chapters; and publish and maintain our newsletter and website.

 

Q – Does FLAROC focus its efforts exclusively on manufactured/mobile home parks?

A – Our focus is on incorporated RESIDENT OWNED manufactured/mobile home communities. Most such communities are incorporated as Cooperatives under Florida Statutes Chapter 719. Some are organized under other statutes such as the Chapter 718, Condominium Act and Chapter 720, the mandatory Homeowners' Associations Act.

 

Q – Can an individual be a member of FLAROC?

A – Not at this time. Our membership is made up of resident owned communities as represented by their Boards of Directors (Community Members). Companies that offer professional services to manufactured home communities can be Professional Members.

 

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