Welcome to
Common Roots

Common Roots is creating sustainable, permanently affordable homes that build wealth and security for Meadville, PA.

The Common Roots Way

Common Roots is all about cooperation. We believe that we can tackle our town’s housing challenges by working together in new ways that include and benefit everyone.

Renting Cooperative

In our Renting Cooperative, residents work together to manage their homes while building financial assets and social connections.

Homeownership Program

In our Homeownership Program, homeowners work in partnership with Common Roots to expand homeownership opportunities for generations to come.

Sturdy Boots Construction 

Sturdy Boots is a social enterprise dedicated to furthering Common Roots’ mission through providing quality, affordable construction and maintenance services.

Join Our Volunteer Team

Got some skills? Interested in helping us create quality, environmentally sustainable housing? Let us know about you!

Learn Construction Skills

Do you want to work in construction? Are you interested in green building? Reach out about opportunities to work and learn with us!

Check Out What's New

Common Roots is working hard and growing fast. Read about our recent work and accomplishments.

Become a member

Common Roots is a membership organization. We want everyone in, because we know everyone has something to contribute.