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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.
The City Roots Community Land Trust’s mission is to permanently preserve housing affordability in Rochester, New York through community owned and managed land, to empower neighbors, and to bridge socioeconomic divisions.
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:
Joe Di Fiore – President
Ryan Van Alstyne – Vice President
Liz McGriff – Treasurer
Marie Meza – Secretary
Fundraising & Donations Committee
Marie Meza (Lead), Muhhamed Gazali, Katie Liebel, Liz McGriff, Teresa Owen, Ryan Van Alstyne
Shane Wiegand (Lead), Sandra Anderson, Joe Di Fiore, Leslie Knox, Hasana Martin, Marie Meza, Wallace Smith, Teresa Owen
Burt Betchart (Lead), Joe Di Fiore
Ground Lease Committee
Joe Di Fiore (lead), Burt Betchart, Melissa Marquez, Jim Pergolizzi