City Roots Community Land Trust was founded in 2016 and works to establish and promote permanent affordability, development without displacement, and community wealth building within Rochester, NY.
As a community-driven organization we work to establish and promote permanently affordable, equitable housing in Rochester, ensuring development without displacement by empowering neighbors, having the community both own and manage land, and bridging socioeconomic divisions.
Affordable housing is a human right
We are a collaborative of homeowners, renters, youth, allies and partners working together to strengthen the Rochester community by cultivating the perspective that socially-owned land can help affirm housing as a human right, build community wealth, and allow for investment in our communities without displacing those who live there.
Quality land and housing should be afforded to all Rochesterians. City Roots preserves and increases the number of homes, rental properties, and community opportunities that are permanently affordable for future generations of Rochester families.
DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DISPLACEMENT
City Roots works with members of the community and local partners to address displacement and implement community driven solutions in Rochester.
RADICALLY BUILDING COMMUNITY
City Roots works to imagine a Rochester that is sustainable for all Rochesterians through democratic community control. When we envision a community that is in harmony & collaborating to find solutions that benefits everyone, we envision a better future.
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City Roots Community Land Trust is a member-driver organization. Without the support of our dedicated members, City Roots wouldn’t be the organization we are today. Becoming a member of the Land Trust is easy and affordable for all. Learn more about becoming a member here.
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If you have any questions about City Roots Community Land Trust, or inquires about living on City Roots Land, feel free to contact us at any time!