A community land trust is a nonprofit, community-based organization that is designed to ensure community stewardship of land. It’s a form of permanently affordable housing in which a community-controlled organization retains ownership of the land and sells or rents the housing on that land to lower-income households.
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Community land trusts have attracted far more attention than other niche forms of affordable housing provision despite providing far fewer units than some. Advocates now think the model can provide the kind of longevity and professional oversight that limited-equity cooperatives often lack.
CLT works in one of the oldest and largest historically Black neighborhoods in Durham.
Western Queens Community Land Trust (WQCLT) was founded in 2019 as the result of a fight against Amazon, which had been eyeing Queens for...
This community land trust focuses its efforts on helping people of color purchase homes across five counties.
When a CLT grows, the “community” it represents can sometimes be more difficult to define. But to some extent it always was.
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,...
The community land trust model is in a time of dramatic growth and creativity. Some CLTs are aiming for larger scale than has been typical. How are they doing it?
Four New York-based organizations work together to place every homeownership unit they develop into a community land trust.
If at first you don’t succeed, partner with a land bank.
How is community control of housing realized? We explore different community ownership structures, how tenants form a cooperative, and how larger housing nonprofits can incorporate residents into decision-making.
The latest Shelterforce series takes a closer look at community land trusts and cooperatives to see how both are evolving.
Community land trusts, better known for permanently affordable housing, expand into commercial spaces for a wide range of reasons, and in a wide range of ways.
Housing advocates working at the local, state, and national levels discuss new research and policy recommendations for advancing housing justice.
The city and the activists involved have referred to the organization that will receive the properties as a community land trust, but as of late October it was not yet clear how the group will be structured.
How to keep affordable apartments and single-family homes out of the hands of institutional investors if the coronavirus pandemic leads to a giant wave of evictions and foreclosures.
As the United States wrestles with its long history of racial injustice, shared-equity programs stand as one solution to address inequality and exclusion in the realms of housing.