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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, 5:30pm at 228 Melville St.

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Dear Friends of City Roots CLT,

After months of hard work and dedication, the renovations on our latest CLT house are almost complete! Now we're getting ready to sell this permanently affordable home to a first-time homebuyer. Read on for more information including how to apply. And thank you to everyone who continues to help us achieve community control and development without displacement!

We'll see you TONIGHT for our monthly members meeting, 5:30-7pm at 441 Parsells Ave.

-City Roots

We're getting some new office space! More details coming soon!
Grantwriting Training
We had a great time (and a great turnout) for our grantwriting training at 540WMain. Huge thanks to Maya Crane from the Rochester Area Community Foundation for running a highly informative and fun workshop! 
Home for Sale
This home will be available beginning January 1st. To qualify, you must be a first-time homebuyer (or have not owned a home in the past 5 years) and have a household income at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI). If you or someone you know is interested, we highly suggest coming to our monthly meeting Thursday, 11/21 from 5:30-7pm at 441 Parsells Avenue.

Applications are due by Monday, 11/25 at 12pm. You can apply online by clicking here.
Quick & Easy #1
Here's a quick and easy way to help out the CLT!

Contact a couple local businesses and ask them to donate materials / gift cards to the CLT. We even have a template letter you can drop off to the manager (thanks, Ritti and Tom!).

If you're willing and able, send an email and someone will get back to you with the details. 
City Roots CLT board member Shane Wiegand was recently featured in a news story highlighting his work around uncovering racial covenants on thousands of property deeds here in Monroe County. Shane has been giving presentations on redlining and racial covenants to groups all throughout the Rochester area, and has done a lot to elevate this issue locally.The history matters! Get the full story here.
Quick & Easy #2
Here's another quick and easy way to help out the CLT!

Nominate City Roots Community Land Trust for The 2020 Renewal Awards. It only takes 5-10 minutes and it could get the CLT $40k. That's a big chunk of what it takes to provide a high-quality, permanently affordable homeownership opportunity.

Here's all you need to know:
Q6: Joe Di Fiore
Q7: (585) 576-9900
Q10: NY
Q11: Yes
Nominate Now

City Roots Community Land Trust is 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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