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About

Established in 2016, the City Roots CLT is a community-driven organization which works to establish and promote permanently-affordable, quality housing in Rochester, NY.

Our Mission:

The City Roots Community Land Trust’s mission is to permanently preserve affordability in Rochester, New York through community owned and managed land, to empower neighbors, and to bridge socioeconomic divisions in order to secure development without displacement.

Our Vision:

The City Roots Community Land Trust vision is to strengthen the Rochester community by cultivating the perspective that land owned by the community can help make housing a human right and affordable for all. We are a collaborative of homeowners, renters, youth, community allies and partners.

Meet Our Board:

Our board

Joe Di Fiore, President
Ryan Van Alstyne, V.P.
Burt Betchart, Treasurer
Cynthia Cole, Secretary

Find more information about our board here.

 

Committees

Fundraising & Donations
Teresa Owen (co-chair), Daniel Roeder (co-chair), Katherine Bakrania, Cynthia Cole, Peter Dragos, Muhhamed Gazali, Katie Liebel, Liz McGriff, Marie Meza, Ryan Van Alstyne, Shane Wiegand

Community Outreach
Shane Wiegand (chair), Sandra Anderson, Katherine Bakrania, Cynthia Cole, Joe Di Fiore, Matt Delaus, Jennie Dixon, Leslie Knox, Katie Liebel, Hasana Martin, Marie Meza, Liz McGriff, Tom Silva, Wallace Smith, Jared Yeoman

Technology
Burt Betchart (chair), Joe Di Fiore, Mary Lupien, Jared Yeomam

Ground Lease, Board Governance, and Technical Documents
Melissa Marquez (chair), Burt Betchart, Joe Di Fiore, Jim Pergolizzi, Jared Yeoman, Matt Delaus, Ryan Acuff, Liz McGriff

Resources

 

 

 

Zombies Among Us: Monroe County’s 2016 Vacant and Abandoned Property Taskforce Report

Contact

The City Roots Community Land Trust currently meets Thursdays from 5:30-7pm and alternates locations between the NEAD office (360 Webster Ave) and New City Cafe (441 Parsells Ave).  All meetings are open to the public.  We can also be reached by email.