WHAT IS A COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
Community Land Trusts are community-based membership organizations whose missions include permanent stewardship of land for community benefit and perpetual preservation of the affordability of housing on that land.
The Community Land Trust model was designed to balance a community's need for a stock of permanently affordable housing with wealth creation opportunities for individual families.
NATIONAL CLT NETWORK
The National Community Land Trust Network provides research, advocacy, education, and support for its member organizations that nurture and sustain healthy and economically diverse communities by providing permanently affordable access to land, homes, and community assets.To learn more about Community Land Trusts, please visit their website.
DONATE A EGIFT CARD/DONATION
ONGOING FUNDRAISER."GIFT CARD WILL BE USED TO PURCHASE BUILDING SUPPLIES"
WHAT IS ALTERNATIVE HOUSING?
Alternative housing emphasizes the provision and maintenance of stable housing and community development.
WHAT IS COLLECTIVE GIVING?
Giving circles are one way for people to organize and pool their time, talent, and treasure collectively, and redirect these collective assets strategically to benefit their community. It is important to note that although giving circles are garnering most of the attention as a giving trend within the field of philanthropy, we see other forms of collective giving take place in communities, fueling the demographic transition. They are just as effective and are based in deep historical and cultural traditions.
"AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP FOR EVERYONE THAT WANTS A HOME"
HISTORY OF THE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
Albany Movement - 1961: The first Civil Rights era mass movement begins to protest the unequal treatment of African-Americans all across the United States and particularly the rural Southern states.
THE CLT STRUCTURE
Although the first community land trust in the US was started in rural Georgia in 1970 by civil rights leaders to help poor black farmers. Today the majority of the country's nearly 250 community land trust are today located in urban areas.