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City Roots is working to empower residents and preserve affordability in our neighborhoods, but we can't do it without YOU! Join us every Third Thursday at 5:30 pm.

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Hello City Roots friends!

After months of hard work and dedication, the renovations on our latest CLT house are almost complete! We're selling a beautiful 3-bedroom home on Stunz Street, equipped with updated bathrooms, a fully remodeled kitchen, tile and hardwood floors, a new concrete driveway, interior paint & aluminum siding, all new electric and plumbing, and a brand new roof! We're selling the home to a family with a household income that's 50% or less of the area median income in Rochester. The home is affordably priced at $50,000, with a $40,000 subsidy based on what into the home! Read on for more information including how to apply. Thank you to everyone who continues to help us achieve community control and development without displacement!

We're updating our website! We would love your feedback. There have already been a few noticeable changes made. Check it out here

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Third Thursday: CLT 102
Thursday, October 15  from 5:30-7 pm

We hold our general meeting on the Third Thursday of every month. This is a great time to catch up on what's been going on with the CLT, other members and supporters, and to ask questions!

This Thursday we will be holding our CLT 102 training. We will be talking about the land steward & homeownership aspect of the Community Land Trust! If you're interested in how the land trust works, this is a great training to jump in on! If you're interested in purchasing the CLT home on Stunz Street, this training is required.

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See you soon!
Despite the CDC's "moratorium" on evictions and the Governor's recent extension of the Tenant Safe Harbor Act, evictions can still take place across New York State starting this month.
The laws currently in place have a number of gaps that allow evictions to take place. As of October 10th, there are more than 5 evictions that are scheduled to take place very soon, putting our most vulnerable neighbors out on the street.
The Rochester Housing Justice Alliance will be holding an Eviction Blockade training today at 6 pm to prepare folks as best as we can to participate in a blockade. Come out to learn why we're doing this, what an Eviction Blockade is, and how you can join us in this fight to make housing a human right!

Join the Eviction Blockade here:
Housing Updates
Check out some sneak peek photos of how Stunz Street is coming along! If you're a first-time homebuyer interested in purchasing a permanently affordable home, please contact Joe at
City Roots Community Land Trust is dedicated to eradicating racism in our lifetime. This takes life-long learning and unlearning of ideologies that we once thought to be the norm. We want to highlight some of the work that is going on around Rochester focused on anti-racism and taking the steps necessary to learn and to take action.

Our friends at 540WMain are holding a virtual workshop titled Introduction to Antiracism PracticeThe workshop will provide an understanding of antiracism, what it means to be antiracist, and through guided facilitation, participants will learn to implement antiracism into their own lives. This workshop is best suited for folks that have a foundational understanding of privilege, microaggressions, implicit bias, and structural racism. Tickets are available for purchase here. If you are interested but cannot afford to pay, scholarships are available and confidential -email 

Starting October 20th, the Urban Leauge of Rochester is having a 2 two-day summit with a myriad of classes and trainings including White Supremacy and Male Privilege: The Fatal Poisons Used to Build the American Ideal & Racist Policy and Resistance in Rochester. presented by our board member Shane Weigand! Get a ticket for the Virtual Interrupt Racism Summit here!
490 Farmers is having a volunteer day on Saturday, October 24th. Help them get the garden ready for the winter season! They're located at the corner of Broadway & Meigs St, across from the Baber Church at 550 Meigs St. Street parking is available along Meigs.
Partner Highlight

Huge thank you to DPH Associates, Inc! Their remodels have made our CLT homes look bright & modern. DPH is a family-owned company that is producing QUALITY remodels. Take a look for yourself! Check out all of their hard work  & progress on 35 Stunz Street every Saturday this month!

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City Roots Community Land Trust is a 501.c.3 community controlled non-profit working to establish lasting affordability in our communities here in Rochester, NY. City Roots acquires land and improvements (houses, apartments, commercial buildings, gardens, playgrounds, etc) and then puts it to our members to decide how it should be used.

You qualify as a member if you live within the City Rochester and you meet two of the three qualifications: 1) Pay $25 annual dues; 2) Attend at least 4 CLT meetings within 12 months; and 3) Volunteer in some capacity on behalf of the CLT.
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