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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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.