About Us

About Common Roots

Common Roots’ mission is to develop and steward sustainable, permanently affordable homes that build wealth and security for poor and working people. We believe that all residents, regardless of income or identity, should be able to benefit from stable homes that they love and are invested in.

Common Roots is a membership, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are also a community land trust, which means we will never sell our land and promise to use it for affordable housing purposes in perpetuity.


Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson

Executive Director of Housing and Community Development

Carlin Gingerich

Carlin Gingerich

Assistant Director

James Campbell

James Campbell

Community Manager

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.