A Meadville nonprofit announced plans for a rental cooperative in the city that would offer “a new approach to renting” by allowing low-income tenants to work together to manage and care for their homes while building equity.
Common Roots will start the effort at its first development at 1189-91 S. Main St. Orientation sessions for those interested in being a part of the cooperative will take place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main St.
“We want Common Roots tenants to love their homes and stay, to have power over their lives, and to be invested in their community,” said Julie Wilson, director of housing and community development for Common Roots. “That’s why we’re trying a new approach to renting.”