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Vinelanders Community Land Trust

Resident-ownership of single family properties through the Community Land Trust model is a means of stabilizing affordable housing, in perpetuity, for low-income and working class families. Vinelanders Community Land Trust (VCLT) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to create permanently affordable, resident-owned housing for low- and moderate-income people in Kansas City. Our vision is to preserve Kansas City's diminishing affordable housing stock by acquiring and converting rental housing and vacant land into permanently affordable housing - an alternative form of homeownership - through which the current residents become owners of homes while the Land Trust maintains ownership of the land. By separating the homes from the land, the homes become affordable while VCLT maintains the affordability requirements in perpetuity. VCLT's unique advantage is its ability to target mid-size homes that other affordable housing developers are unable to make financially feasible.

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Vinelanders Community Land Trust
VINELANDERS COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
Changing our community, one home at a time