City Roots CLT Annual Reports

Read the 2019 City Roots Community Land Trust Annual Report here.

Read the 2018 City Roots Community Land Trust Annual Report here

Other Resources and Reports

Read our research here, published in 2020 in partnership with the Environmental Protection Clinic at Yale University, detailing the history of racial covenants and redlining in Rochester.

Read the report here.

This report is organized into three main areas, each of which can play a vital role in minimizing the damage done by vacant and abandoned properties:

  • Prevention of Vacancies – stopping the problem before a property becomes vacant
  • Identification and maintenance of Vacancies – protecting neighborhoods from the dangers of
    abandoned or “zombie” properties
  • Rehabilitation of Vacancies – improving the property and getting it reoccupied as quickly as
    possible.

The Community Land Trust Technical Manual  by Kirby White provides a comprehensive, practical guide for the ongoing operation of community land trusts as well as for startups. Read the CLT Technical manual here.