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  housing affordability in Rochester, New York through community owned and managed land, to empower neighbors, and to bridge socioeconomic divisions.

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:

Board composition

Joe Di Fiore, President
Ryan Van Alstyne, V.P.
Liz McGriff, Treasurer
Marie Meza, Secretary

 

 

Committees

Fundraising & Donations
Marie Meza (Lead), Katherine Bakrania, Muhhamed Gazali, Katie Liebel, Liz McGriff, Teresa Owen, Ryan Van Alstyne, Cynthia Cole

Community Outreach
Shane Wiegand (Lead), Sandra Anderson, Katherine Bakrania, Joe Di Fiore, Matt Delaus, Jennie Dixon, Leslie Knox, Katie Liebel, Hasana Martin, Marie Meza, Teresa Owen, Tom Silva, Wallace Smith

Technology
Burt Betchart (Lead), Joe Di Fiore, Jared Yeoman

Ground Lease, Board Governance, and Technical Documents
Joe Di Fiore (lead), Burt Betchart, Melissa Marquez, Jim Pergolizzi, Jared Yeoman, Matt Delaus