The affordable housing industry considers the prospect of unprecedented funding if Biden’s housing as infrastructure plans make it through Congress.

Durham’s Community Land Trust Allows Generations of Families to Continue Living in Their Hometown

CLT works in one of the oldest and largest historically Black neighborhoods in Durham.

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You Can’t Carbon Copy Community Ownership

Community development has long made attempts at wealth building, with a focus on trying to find successful or innovative models that can be replicated....
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Western Queens CLT: Looking to Start Big, and Not With Residential Units

Western Queens Community Land Trust (WQCLT) was founded in 2019 as the result of a fight against Amazon, which had been eyeing Queens for...

From At-Risk Tenants to Activist Property Owners

A little more than a year ago—while the pandemic raged and the economy cratered—a group of 38 low-income, mostly Black and Brown families won...
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Millions of Tenants at Risk of Eviction, Billions in Rental Assistance Undelivered

After a monthslong game of “kick the ban,” the eviction moratorium issued last September by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is...

Proud Ground: When Land Is Expensive, Look Outside the City

This community land trust focuses its efforts on helping people of color purchase homes across five counties.

Keeping Community Control as Community Land Trusts Grow

When a CLT grows, the “community” it represents can sometimes be more difficult to define. But to some extent it always was.

Community Land Trusts: Combining Scale and Community Control

This is no longer my neighborhood.” Too often, communities of color that experience new investments report that the changes are a detriment to their lives,...

Champlain Housing Trust: Breadth and Depth

Over 2,400 rental apartments, 600 shared-equity homes, cooperatives, and a couple of hotels for the unhoused—How the largest community land trust in the U.S. scaled up.

Right to Counsel Movement Gains Traction

New York City became the first in the nation to give low-income tenants free legal representation. Now, several other counties and cities have either passed similar legislation or have drafted bills in the pipeline.

Filling the Affordable Housing Financing Gap in the Gulf Coast Region

A new approach to pooling financing? Gulf Coast Housing Partnership’s initiative combines LIHTC credits and low-interest loans from national Medicaid managed care organizations for projects that blend affordable housing and onsite health centers.