Creating safe, sustainable, dignified,

and affordable housing in Meadville

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Common Roots is a nonprofit that works together with local government, housing and social service agencies, and the broader community in order to develop affordable cooperative housing.


Every member brings their own resources, relationships, knowledge, and skills. Together, as Common Roots, we combine that power to improve the overall housing situation in Meadville.


Presently, we focus on repairing homes in order to make them part of an affordable housing cooperative. Cooperative housing means that residents will own their housing together, democratically maintaining control and ownership rather than having their homes be owned by a landlord.

When we say "we," we really mean it. Common Roots is a membership-based organization. That means that our members work together to plan and execute our projects. Membership costs $10 per year. Use the button below to join or contact us to learn more! You can also visit our Facebook page to see what we're up to.

Common Roots is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. That means all of our money goes to making Common Roots and its projects run. It also means that we are officially recognized by the United States government as a nonprofit. ​




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