URGENT! Help Liz McGriff & City Roots CLT Buy Back Her Home

For: Elizabeth McGriff and the City Roots Community Land Trust
Rochester, NY
Organizer: City Roots Community Land Trust
$11,940
of $15,000 goal.
Raised by 65 donors
79% Complete

The Story

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Thanks to the generous support of the community, we have reached the amount needed to secure Liz's home! (more details coming soon!) Additional funds raised will be used as seed money to purchase more properties and help City Roots Community Land Trust provide permanently-affordable housing for other hard working, lower income Rochesterians.  

As of this writing, we have taken in  $10,375. Donations have ranged from $10 to thousands of dollars. Now is the hard part. We are two weeks into the campaign. There have been 53 donors. The most enthusiasm tends to happen in the first week or so of a fundraiser, but we have another $4,625 to raise to meet our goal!


In this race, we must not hit the wall. We need to keep on trudging through to the finish line.

Spread the word. Help us energize those out there with pennies to spare.  With your help, we are going to change our city!

-City Roots CLT

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It’s time for Thanksgiving! Let’s celebrate. With your help, Elizabeth McGriff will successfully reach the end of her long journey to win back her home, a struggle marked by determination, sacrifice, and bravery. Just as exciting? Her victory will launch an era of community control to Rochester via The City Roots Community Land Trust.

Elizabeth is hoping to buy back her home with help from her community, and The City Roots Community Land Trust has taken moves to make that happen. After 5 years of attempts to negotiate an unjust foreclosure. Elizabeth’s struggle has included multiple eviction defenses, court dates, rallies by supporters, and the reoccupying of her home despite court orders to evict. She has stood strong, despite not knowing if she and her son would have a place to live from one day to the next. There is still a standing order of eviction which the Monroe County Sheriff may carry out any day..

The City Roots Community Land Trust works to ensure permanent affordability of homeownership, and is now raising funds in order to assist with the purchase of Elizabeth McGriff's home at 618 Cedarwood Terracein Rochester, NY. Having now the bank's cooperation, Liz is closer than ever to getting back her home!

The purchase will also launch the pioneering model of permanently affordable, democratically-controlled housing in Rochester, NY. Your donation to the Community Land Trust will allow Ms. McGriff to keep her home, while assuring that it will remain affordable for her and the next generation. 

Any extra funds raised beyond what is needed to secure Liz's home will be used as seed money to purchase more properties and help City Roots Community Land Trust provide housing for more hard working, lower income Rochesterians.

The City Roots Community Land Trust is a 501c3 organization.  Donations to this organization are eligible for tax deduction. 

See Sample Media from Her Long Struggle

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 5, 2017

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Posted on December 5, 2017

CITY ROOTS HAS A LOGO!! INTEREST IS GROWING!. TIME TO ADD MORE TO THE POT!

Check out our new logo, designed by Katherine Denison from Denison Creative (http://denisoncreative.com). When unveiling it on Facebook, Katherine wrote: "Delivered this new logo to one of my favorite projects. These friends are going to change our city and inspire others to change their own."

Yes, we are.

As of this writing, we have taken in  $10,375. Donations have ranged from $10 to thousands of dollars. Now is the hard part. We are two weeks into the campaign. There have been 53 donors. The most enthusiasm tends to happen in the first week or so of a fundraiser, but we have another $4,625 to raise to meet our goal!

In this race, we must not hit the wall. We need to keep on trudging through to the finish line.

Spread the word. Help us energize those out there with pennies to spare. As Katherine wrote, we are going to change our city!


Posted on November 29, 2017

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Posted on November 29, 2017

The word is spreading! City Newspaper published an article in today's issue about Liz, City Roots and our fundraising campaign. As of this writing we have passed the $8000 mark. Every dollar we raise now will help this movement grow. Thanks to all our donors! Pass it on. 


Posted on November 28, 2017

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Posted on November 28, 2017


LET'S CELEBRATE. LET'S GIVE. WE ARE MOVING TOWARD VICTORY FOR LIZ MCGRIFF AND CITY ROOTS CLT!

Thanks to the overwhelming community support, the City Roots Community Land Trust has raised almost half of the fundraising goal in just one week!  These funds will assist an historic buyback of the CLT and Liz McGriff of her home from the bank.  Please contribute if you can to this groundbreaking effort. If you've already contributed, please forward this message to a friend.  

We are hoping that on Giving Tuesday, you will remember us, and share this with your friends!

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