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Montgomery Community Land Trust
Edwin Yates – Director
453 South Hull St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Founded in 2010.
Borealis Community Land Trust
P.O. Box 81575
Fairbanks, AK 99708
Juneau Housing Trust
6095 Thane Rd.
Juneau, AK 99801
Barrios Unidos CLT
Jon Miles – Board PResident
6604 E Calle Mercurio
Tucson, AZ 85710
City of Flagstaff Land Trust Program/Rio Homes
Justyna Costa – Home Ownership Program Manager
211 W. Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Newton CDC/CLT of Tempe
511 West University Dr. #4
Tempe, AZ 85281
We are not currently aware of any community land trusts in Arkansas.
CLAM is a nonprofit organization created to acquire and hold land for the benefit of the community and its future generations. Their mission is to provide affordable access to land and housing while aligning the needs of the community with the protection, preservation, and restoration of the natural environment. CLAM is committed to promoting community participation in guiding growth and development, and to maintaining a diverse rural population.
Da’Hui Man’gu Community Land Trust
725 Bonnie Brae Ct.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Da’hui Man’gu (I dreamt my house) Community Land Trust is comprised of immigrants, low wageworkers, unemployed and low-income students. They fight against evictions, discrimination and stress towards the poor caused by the high prices in housing. They promote empowerment in the community, provide quality in housing controlled by residents, and preserve the accessibility of housing for future generations.
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
Nancy Halpern Ibrahim – Executive Director
3655 South Grand Ave Ste 280
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation (ECHC) was founded in 1989 as a result of a 4-year organizing effort by community residents. Based on the area in which those residents lived, and the area served by the churches that worked with them, ECHC’s target neighborhood was established.
Figueroa Corridor CLT
2128 S. Bonsallo Avenue #1
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Hemet Community Land Trust
Wally Hill – President and CEO
445 E. Florida Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543
The mission of the Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County is to increase home ownership opportunities to low and moderate income families in Sonoma County while ensuring permanent housing affordability through the use of a land trust model. This mission is based on the belief that (1) all working families deserve a home of their own, and (2) communities with homeowners from a broad socio-economic range are the strongest and most vibrant.
Inland Empire Community Land Trust
c/o Housing Authority of the County of San Bernadino
715 E. Brier Drive
San Bernadino, CA 92408
909-890-0644 ext. 2485
Inglewood Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. (possibly defunct)
355 East Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301
310-674-3756 ext. 100
The Irvine Community Land Trust was put in place in order to facilitate the city in providing a broad spectrum of housing needs for its’ citizens.
Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley
Matthew Huerta – Executive Director
31 N. 2nd St. Ste. 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Northern California Land Trust
3122 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
510 548 7878
Founded in 1973, the Northern California Land Trust is a leading organization in the Western United States specializing in permanently affordable housing for those who have no access to market rate housing.
Oakland Community Land Trust
Steve King – Executive Director
1720 Broadway 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
PAHALI (Preserving Affordable Housing Assets Longterm, Inc)
Portfolio of two single family homes stewarded by Northern California Land Trust (see entry above) as PAHALI builds capacity.
Sacramento Mutual Housing Association (SMHA)
3451 Fifth Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817
San Francisco Community Land Trust
Tracy Parent – Organizational Director
PO Box 420982
San Francisco, CA 94142
San Francisco CLT’s mission is to combat displacement and discrimination, relieve the stress on the poor caused by high housing prices, promote community empowerment, and provide San Francisco with quality resident-controlled housing for very low to moderate-income households that will remain permanently affordable for future generations.
St. Joseph CLT
Reverend Murrough Wallace
1041 Lyons Ave.
South Lake, CA 96150
Saint Joseph Community Land Trust is a democratically controlled nonprofit corporation with a mission to provide the community with a permanent inventory of decent and affordable housing. The philosophy and actions expressed by the Corporation recognize the dignity of each person and are rooted in the Roman Catholic teachings of social justice.
Una Nueva Esperanza (South County Housing)
Dennis Lalor – President and CEO
7455 Carmel St
Gilroy, CA 95020
For 25 years, South County Housing has been building community and providing low-income families with the tools and opportunities to improve their lives and their neighborhoods. SCH has developed successful programs that allow very-low income families to own attractive, well-built homes in areas where housing prices are among the nation’s highest. Already having provided more than 2,000 households with affordable homes and apartments, South County Homes invests in the long-term success of communities by providing critical, life-enhancing resources for children and adults.
Since its inception in 1996, Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust (RMCLT) has partnered with 179 low-income families in homeownership in El Paso County and the City of Colorado Springs. Via close collaborations with other local non-profits, RMCLT has also invested in 131 low-income rentals and transitional housing units. Important ingredients of RMCLT’s success are the incorporation of a scattered site model and the Post-Purchase Support Program which assists families with the challenges they sometimes face in homeownership.
Thistle is the largest private non-profit provider of permanently affordable housing in Boulder County, and is expanding its services to surrounding counties. Over the last five years, Thistle has greatly expanded its affordable housing portfolio, growing from 140 to 802 homes (591 permanently affordable rentals and 211 Community Land Trust affordable homes). Over a five-year period, Thistle plans to add 1,500 permanently affordable homes – 1000 rental and 500 homeownership opportunities, with 100 of these homes in Boulder County.
Although it doesn’t formally identify itself as a Community Land Trust, the Christian Activities Council uses the model to manage scattered sites.
Formed in 1988 with a committee approved by the town, the Cornwall Housing Corp. has an 18 unit rental property and 12 lots in its Parcel Program. The stated mission of the CHC is to provide affordable housing for Cornwall locals. This is done mainly through wage restrictions on both rental and sale properties. Resales are controlled by the corporation, with the resale price controlled by the HUD index.
Middletown Community Land Trust
The NVP works to build a powerful regional network of member institutions capable of effecting change and bringing about tangible improvements in the quality of life in the Valley, especially for the poor and disenfranchised. They utilize two, mutually reinforcing strategies: community organizing, which trains grassroots leaders and can create a strong citizens’ organization to empower people, enhance democratic dialogue and influence public decision-making; and developing democratic economic institutions such as worker-owned companies, housing cooperatives and community land trusts, which can give communities a measure of control over ownership, resources, and destiny.
New Samaritan Corporation
127 Washington Ave, 5th Floor East
North Haven, CT 06479
Old Lyme Affordable Housing Trust is a local private 501(c)(3) spnosored by the local Council of Churches, with the goal of providing affordable housing – primarily for young families as there are two other organizations in Old Lyme serving the elderly and disabled. In 2014 Old Lyme Affordable Housing Trust merged with HOPE Partnership.
Sharon Housing Trust
P.O. Box 1168
Salisbury Housing Trust
PO Box 553
Salisbury, CT 06068
Torrington Affordable Housing, Inc.
P.O. Box 1172
Torrington, CT 06790
It is a statewide community land trust and has an agricultural project planned as part of one of its pending projects.
New Columbia CLT
Joseph Leak – President
1419 V St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, the New Columbia Community Land Trust, Inc. is a community-based, land acquisition, housing development, and community education organization.
Bahama Conch CLT of Key West
Norma Jean Sawyer-Atanda
325 Julia St.
Key West, FL 33040
In February of 1995, five native residents of the African American community in Key West pledged to begin an effort to preserve their historic community. These residents were concerned with the gentrification of the neighborhood, and the deterioration of the historic residences and structures in the area. Beyond providing affordable housing, the BCCLT is currently developing a youth job-training program, enabling young adults from the community to learn valuable skills such as carpentry, contracting, construction, electric work and renovation and repair.
Bright Community Trust
Anthony M. Jones – CEO
2605 Enterprise Road East, Suite 230
Clearwater, FL 33759
Community Housing Trust of Sarasota County (possibly defunct)
P.O. Box 15046
Sarasota, FL 34277
Delray Beach CLT
Evelyn Dobson – Executive Director
145 SW 12th Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Destin Community Land Trust
4200 Two Trees Road
Destin, FL 32541
Escambia County Community Land Trust
Marvin E. Ginns, Jr.
421 N. Reus St.
Pensacola, FL 32501
The Escambia County Community Land Trust is committed to an Ongoing Development Program. ECCLT is not generally focused on a single project, but rather is committed to an active acquisition and development program that attempts to meet diverse community needs.
Gulf County Community Land Trust
PO Box 837
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Lee County Community Land Trust
Lee County Planning
Ft Myers, FL 33901
Terri Murray – Executive Director
510 24th Street, Suite A
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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Middle Keys Community Land Trust
PO Box 500194
Marathon, FL 33050
The Land Trust owns and operates an affordable rental complex called Seacrest Apartments on 91st Street in Marathon. Additionally the Trust owns The Overseas Village boasting 9 homes, and in early 2005 through funding by the Department of Community Affairs added 4 additional town homes.
Pinellas Community Housing Trust
c/o Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County
600 Cleveland Street, Suite 800
Clearwater, FL 33755
South Florida Community Land Trust
Mandy Spangler Bartle – Executive Director
300 SW 2nd Street, Suite 8
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
The First Community Christian Pentecostal Church of God Inc.
827 B West Lancaster Rd
Orlando, FL 32809
Atlanta Land Trust Collaborative
P.O. Box 29282
Atlanta, GA 30359
The Athens land trust is committed to protecting 211 acres of land by holding 11 conservation easements in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties combined. The conservation easements protect forests, river and stream corridors, wetlands and other ecologically rich areas as well as working farmland and scenic areas. What’s more, the trust works to curb pressure felt by low to moderate income community members from students and investors eager to tap into the housing market.
H.E.L.P. Organization Incorporated
Vincente Scott – President
54110th Street No. 312
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
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Helps administer Sapelo Ancestral Land Trust (SALT) and Westside Atland Land Trust (WALT).
Newton CLT/Newton Florist Club Inc.
PO Box 90843
Gainesville, GA 30501
Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association
P.O. Box 11348
Atlanta, GA 30310
Sapelo Island Cultural Revitalization Society
PO Box 6
Sapelo Island, GA 31327
SICARS was founded in 1993 by Hog Hammock residents, and nonresident descendants, who wanted to gain control over the future of their community. SICARS was incorporated in 1994, has over 100 members and continues to grow each year. SICARS believes that the community can take ownership and responsibility for their future only to the extent that leadership is accountable, representative and well informed. Working through this model of community education, SICARS has taken initiatives in Land Use and Community Planning, as well as Sustainable Economic Development.
P.O. Box 1118
Brunswick, GA 31521-1118
ARCH is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving the town of Ketchum, Idaho.
Casas del Pueblo Community Land Trust/Mexico-US Solidarity Network
Antonio Gutierrez – Centro Autonomo Housing Project Coordinator
3460 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Chicago Community Land Trust
Bruce Gottschall – President
121 N La Salle St. #1003A
Chicago, IL 60602
The Chicago Community Land Trust was created by the City of Chicago in 2006 to preserve the long-term affordability of homeownership opportunities for low-income and moderate-income households, particularly those opportunities that are created through city programs.
Citizen’s Lighthouse Community Land Trust
Betty Sue Ester
P.O. Box 1303
Evanston, IL 60204
Seeking to develop affordable housing in Evanston.
Founded in 2003, HPICLT was the first community land trust in Illinois, and remains at the forefront of perpetually affordable housing. Their work looks to bridge the gap between the increasingly high cost of homes and the incomes of many people who live and work in the area.
First CLT of Chicago
Chet Jackson – Executive Director
3620 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
The First Community Land Trust of Chicago was incorporated in 2003. Its mission is rooted in the community of West Humboldt Park. The land trust’s purpose remains that of helping members to assume a meaningful role in shaping the course of local planning and development and increasing the availability of affordable homes in an area that lies in the path of upscale development. In addition to increasing the number of permanent affordable home ownership in the area, the land trust increases members’ earning capacity, household and personal reliance, and quality of life.
Monroe County Housing Solutions, Inc.
PO Box 511
Bloomington, IN 47402
Housing Solutions provides homeowner education and financial assistance to low-income first-time buyers. Classes are offered on a monthly basis. Housing Solutions is the state’s only community land trust developer of affordable housing. Currently, Housing Solutions is developing its second community of affordable single-family homes, with plans for a third and larger neighborhood soon to be developed.
Greater Iowa City Housing Fellowship
Mary Ann Dennis
322 E. 2nd St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Lakes Community Land Trust
Jim Golden – Exeutive Director
2650 Enterprise Avenue
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360
The Story County Community Land Trust (SCCLT) has worked with other local housing non-profits to create very affordable homes. They also work to provide affordable rental properties. Using the land trust model, these homes can be kept permanently affordable so other low-income families can afford homeownership. The first home built by the Story County Community Land Trust is located at 1515 24th Street in Ames. The home was built with the help of the Story County Building Trades Class and Habitat for Humanity. Two other homes were built by Habitat for Humanity at 24th and Hoover. The land was donated by the City of Ames.
Lawrence Community Land and Housing Trust Program/Tenants to Homeowners Inc.
Rebecca Buford – Executive Director
2518 Ridge Court Suite 103
Lawrence, KS 66044
The LCLHT offers homebuyers a subsidy to lower their upfront costs. In exchange, buyers agree to keep the home affordable for the next low-income buyer. The organization uses volunteers to help clean up construction sites and cut costs so that the savings can be passed on to clients. Community members also support the LCLHT by becoming a member of the organization. A minimum donation of $1 or one hour of service entitles members to a vote at annual meetings.
Crescent City Community Land Trust
Van Temple – Executive Director
300 N Broad Street, Suite 208,
New Orleans, LA 70119
Neighborhood Housing of New Orleans
4528 Freret St,
New Orleans, LA 70129
Northshore Housing Initiative
Ann Borne – Executive Director
222 North Vermont Street
Covington, LA 70433
Clark Mountain Community Land Trust
217 South Mountain Rd.
Greene, ME 04236
Commonterra Community Land Trust
129 Stovepipe Alley
Monroe, ME 04951
Community Building Trust
PO Box 1374
Damariscotta, ME 04543
The Covenant Community Land Trust works with a house-building program in which low-income families participate in the construction of their new homes. Twenty-four houses have been built so far. The Emmaus asscociation listed here is affiliated with, but not directly home to the community land trust.
Islesboro Affordable Property
PO Box 206
Islesboro, ME 04848
Together Place Housing
150 Union St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Together Place Housing is a Bangor-based, 12 unit housing co-operative run by and for the low income adult mental health consumers who live in it. Together Place Housing is completely independent of Maine Mental Health Connections Inc. and provides well-maintained, safe, permanent, affordable (30% of income) housing.
United Voice Community Land Trust
P.O. Box 575
Bath, ME 04530
Western Mountain Land Trust
396 Owen Mann Rd.
Farmington, ME 04938
Charm City Land Trust
2500 Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210
Druid Heights CDC
Kelly Little – Executive Director
2140 McCulloh Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
Carole Barnard – Executive Director
4102 Webster Street
North Brentwood, MD 20722
Gateway Community Development Corporation seeks to revitalize the three municipalities of Mount Rainier, Brentwood and North Brentwood to create a safe, attractive, vibrant and well-educated community enriched by the presence of artists and arts organizations, where diversity is embraced as an asset. Gateway CDC uses civic engagement, arts resources and leveraged partnerships to advance commercial and residential development and expand programs and services to residents and business owners in our communities.
North East Housing Initiative
4414 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206
Amherst Community Land Trust
Maurianne Adams – President
P.O. Box 395
Amherst, MA 01004
Andover Community Trust
P.O. Box 5038
Andover, MA 01810
Based on a strong belief that economic diversity is an important contributor to vital and livable communities, Andover Community Trust advocates for and develops permanently affordable homes in Andover, Massachusetts. ACT builds modest three-bedroom homes to meet the needs of eligible households who income is between 60 and 80 percent of the area median income. ACT gives preference to households with school-age children and with a member who works, lives or has children in school in Andover.
Bread and Roses Housing was founded in 1988 to create and maintain affordable homeownership opportunities for families traditionally excluded from the housing market. Thus far, eighteen income-eligible families have realized their dream of homeownership and become first-time home buyers with the support and assistance of Bread & Roses Housing Community Land Trust.
Over 20 years of combating homelessness, providing shelter and affordable housing for families.
City of Cambridge Community Development Department
Brian Murphy – Assistant City Manager for Community Development
344 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Commonwealth Land Trust, Inc.
Ellen M. Tan – President & CEO
1059 Tremont Street, Suite 2
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
Formed in 1980 the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires holds three tracts of land: a ten acre residential site in South Egremont which includes the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, Forest Row—a residential neighborhood of 18 units in a combination of single and multiple buildings, and Indian Line Farm—the first Community Supported Agriculture Farm in North America.
Threatened with the prospect of urban renewal projects, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative took action. Through community mobilization, the Dudley Street Initiative was radically successful in revitalizing a dismal Roxbury neighborhood into a hopeful, progressive urban village.
Framingham Community Land Trust
Peter Tenbroeck – President
300 Howard Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Gardner Community Land Trust
Robert L. Hubbard
115 Pleasant St., Room 201
Gardner, MA 01440
Highland Cooperative Feasibility Committee
c/o Seth Evans 393 Lee St., Brookline, MA 02445
HCLT serves Hampden and Hampshire counties in Western Massachusetts including Holyoke, Longmeadow, Northampton and Springfield. In addition to providing a broad choice in affordable housing, HCLT offers rental assistance programs, emergency shelter and transitional assistance, first-time homebuyer education and assistance, a home modification loan program and property management training services among others.
Housing Land Trust for Cape Cod
Frederic Presbrey – President
460 W Main St.
Hyannis, MA 02601
The housing Land Trust for Cape Cod is an innovative partnership of the housing, environmental and business communities dedicated to the creation of permanently affordable housing for Cape Cod residents. As a CLT, the guiding philosophy of the HLTCC is to provide affordable housing for the community in an environmentally sensitive manner through the reuse of existing properties, the acquisition of suitable land, and through the adoption of practices that support the protection of the Cape’s fragile environment and the preservation of its natural resources.
The Vineyard Housing Trust serves Martha’s Vineyard in trying to maintain a diverse economic demographic through providing affordable housing. So far, the trust has been successful in collecting small clusters of land across the island. A democratically elected panel, which represents the interests of both IHT residents and the community as a whole, makes decisions pertaining to the use of community held land.
Detroit Community Land Trust Coalition
430 West Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48216
Dwelling Place (Kent County Community Land Trust)
101 Sheldon Blvd. Suite 2
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Dwelling Place improves the lives of people by creating quality affordable housing, providing essential support services and serving as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.
Home Place Community Land Trust
333 Parkland Plaza
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Homeplace Community Land Trust seeks to create a supply of permanently affordable housing for low to moderate income households in Washtenaw County.
Kristin Brady- Board Chair
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684
Homestretch is a nonprofit regional developer of affordable housing serving the counties of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau. Since its incorporation in 1996, Homestretch has been a leader in building and rehabilitating affordable homes for purchase and lease by low-income families. Featured in the August 2002 edition of Northern Living and the Summer 2001 edition of Rural Matters, a publication of the Community Economic Development Corporation of Michigan, Homestretch is a widely accredited name in the Michigan affordable housing sector.
Mackinac Island Housing Corp.
PO Box 105
Mackinac, MI 49757
Recently received a grant to construct affordable housing for year-round residents from The Community Foundation.
North End Woodward Community Coalition
16300 N. Park Drive Apt 201
Southfield, MI 48075
Northern Homes CDC
P.O. Box 86
1048 East Main Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Northern Homes Community Development Corporation was created to address the growing need for affordable housing in the Northern Michigan area of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet and Otsego counties. Northern Homes CDC is an independently run, private nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors representing a broad cross-section of the community.
Offers a number of homeowner education workshops, and homeowner/homebuyer assistance programs.
Providen Community Land Trust
320 Miller Suite 124
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Vanguard Community Development Corporation
Scott Alan Davis – Executive Director
2785 E. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48211
Cannon River Community Land Trust
Northfield, MN 55057
Carver County Community Development Agency
705 Walnut Street N.
Chaska, MN 55318
Chaska Community Land Trust
Chaska City Hall
Chaska, MN 55318
The Chaska Community Land Trust is committed to supporting diversity of housing for citizens at all stages of their life. They work to fulfill the vision of permanent affordable housing, offering a choice to homebuyers to live where they work.
City of Lakes Community Land Trust
1930 Glenwood Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
The City of Lakes Community Land Trust partners with builders and developers, both non-and for-profit, to create new houses and sell them to CLT homebuyers. These can be single-family homes, twin homes, townhouses and duplexes. These homes could also be a part of larger developments, or can be individual homes in established neighborhoods. When a developer partners with CLCLT, they are committed to ensuring that their housing units will always be affordable for low to moderate- income buyers.
First Homes Community Land Trust
Shirley Lee – Program Officer
400 South Broadway Ste. 300
Rochester, MN 55904
The Rochester Area Foundation’s First Homes initiative was launched in 1999 as an effort to alleviate a severe housing shortage by creating 875 housing units for working families in a 30-mile radius of Rochester.
Greater Frogtown CDC/NeighborWorks Home Partners
Amanda Welliver – Communications and Outreach Coordinator
533 N. Dale St.
St. Paul, MN 55103
The Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation’s mission is to take a comprehensive approach to community development. It will emphasize affordable housing development for low to moderate income residents and lead in the economic development and community building activities that will improve the strength of the community and the image of the Frogtown neighborhoods.
Homes Within Reach/West Hennepin Affordable Housing land Trust
Janet Lindbo – Executive Director
5101 Thimson Ave. Suite 202
Minnetonka, MN 55345
West Hennepin Affordable Housing Land Trust, program known as Homes Within Reach creates, sustains and preserves affordable homeownership opportunities for working households in the western suburbs of Hennepin County. HWR offers the opportunity for people to live in communities in which they work and or reside, creating stable communities and households, through the advantages of homeownership. By preserving and recycling available resources, the program maximizes the public and private investment being made in workforce housing.
Northern Communities Land Trust is a local, non-profit, community-supported membership organization that has been working in Duluth since 1990 toward its mission of providing quality, affordable homeownership opportunities for low and moderate-income people. The NCLT is a member of the National Community Land Trust Network (www.communitylots.org).
Rondo Community Land Trust
626 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Rondo Community Land Trust is a community-based affordable housing land trust working to create and preserve homeownership for low to moderate income households in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Woodbury Community Land Trust
8301 Valley Creek Rd.
Woodbury, MN 06095
94 S. Thomas St.
Tupelo, MS 38801-4355
(Currently being planned)
Working in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to rebuild a once vibrant African American community.
Ozark Regional Land Trust
Peggy Horner – Executive Director
P.O. Box 440007
St. Louis, MO 63144
ORLT has over thirty projects protecting more than 12,000 acres of land throughout the region it operates in: Missouri, Arkansas, Southeast Kansas and Northwest Oklahoma. It has been instrumental in protecting many natural and geological features such as waterfalls, caves, significant springs, bluffs, forests, prairies, glades, rivers and wetlands. ORLT also preserves urban open space, agriculture lands, historic places and sensitive ecological sites protecting wildlife and endangered species.
Red Brick Community Land Trust
1919 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63104
Red Brick CLT is working to provide affordable housing amidst the city’s rampant gentrification.
Red Earth Farms
1 Smith Road
Rutledge, MO 63563
Springfield Community Land Trust
LeeAnn Carney – Land Trust Coordinator
P.O. Box 8975
Springfield, MO 65801
Vinelanders Community Land Trust
2360 E 12th St. Suite B
Kansas City, MO 64127
Human Resource Development Council
Jeff Rupp – President and CEO
32 S Tracy St.
Bozeman, MT 59715
The HRDC is a leading not-for-profit corporation supporting and advancing the quality of people’s lives through innovative and dedicated leadership in community development and human service. In 1992, HRDC received one of twelve Best Practices Awards given by Housing Secretary Kemp and Labor Secretary Martin, recognizing the organization’s success in designing and implementing programs which combine employment and training, housing and other community services.
The Land Stewardship Program is a project of the North-Missoula Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit neighborhood-based organization working to revitalize the Northside, Westside and residential Downtown. Best known for bringing Project Playground to Missoula and preserving the pioneer Moon-Randolph Homestead in the North Hills, the NMCDC is also a member of the North Missoula Housing Partnership and has worked to provide affordable housing in the neighborhoods for 7 years. The Land Stewardship Program has received technical assistance from the Institute for Community Economics, a support organization for community land trusts.
Northwest Montana Community Land Trust/Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana
Merney McCleary – Housing Director
214 Main Street, P.O. BOX 8300
Kalispell, MT 59901
Tobacco Valley Community Land Trust
592 Roe Road
Eureka, MT 59917
Whitefish Housing Authority
142 Railway Street
Whitefish, MT 59937
We are not currently aware of any community land trusts in Nebraska.
Office of Business Development says it is currently working with the Planning Department and will need some months to get the project off the ground.
Sierra Nevada Community Land Trust
PO Box 2109
Minden, NV 89423
Provides affordable housing opportunities for Cheshire County residents with modest incomes, including rentals, resident support programs, and first-time homebuyer education and counseling.
Cold Pond Community Land Trust
P.O. Box 212
Acworth, NH 03601
Formed on May 19, 2000, Cold Pond Community Land Trust is an organization in which the resources of our forest and farmland, watershed, wildlife habitat and open space are made available to residents and community members. Our non-profit status assures that this land can be kept available for current and future residents to live on and enjoy. Strengthening the local community and protecting the environment are of paramount importance to the land trust.
CATCH provides access to safe, stable and affordable housing in Concord and throughout Merrimack County. CATCH has created 166 units of permanently affordable housing in the Concord area since its founding in 1989, and another project is currently underway. CATCH has also recently begun Homes Downtown, an initiative to increase owner occupation rates in downtown Concord neighborhoods. The trust has received regional and national awards.
The Contoocook Housing Trust exists to provide affordable rental and homeownership opportunities for low and moderate-income families in the Monadnock Region of south central New Hampshire. As of now, the trust owns approximately 55 units plus one mobile home site, and also has two active homeownership loans.
The stated mission of the LACLT is to assist low and moderate-income families achieve economic self-sufficiency through the development of permanently affordable housing opportunities and associated support programs. This is largely accomplished through their 97 permanently affordable family rental units, in addition to the 70 rental units in development, as well as free homebuyer seminars, and a transitional housing program for homeless families.
Monadnock Community Land Trust
Wilton, NH 03086
Essex Community Land Trust
c/o National Housing Institute
Harold Simon – Executive Director of the National Housing Institute
60 S. Fullerton Ave. Suite 202
Montclair, NJ 07042
North Camden Land Trust
539 State St.
Camden, NJ 08102
The North Camden Land Trust works in areas of Camden long neglected by city and state officials. The Trust works to rehabilitate and build new homes. What’s more, the NCLT founded a construction crew that originally worked only on land trust projects, but has since moved to become a for-profit subsidiary, the North Camden Community Builders.
La Mesa Community Land Trust
600 San Pablo Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Gaia Gardens, a nonprofit certified 3.5-acre organic farm, has been operating on a leased parcel of land in Santa Fe since 2012. With the support of a large group of friends and neighbors, they have turned a parched and neglected landscape into a colorful urban oasis, cultivating a large parcel of land in the middle of town and galvanizing a powerful community around it. The rental property is threatened with foreclosure – to preserve this unique piece of land, continue their educational mission and provide affordable housing for future generations, they have created the Mil Abrazos (One Thousand Hugs) Community Land Trust, a nonprofit, to purchase the farm property.
Founded in 1991, the Santa Fe Community Housing Trust is committed to helping residents of northern New Mexico find affordable housing by providing counseling, training, and financial assistance to first-time homeowners while working with banks and other housing agencies to obtain favorable mortgage financing. The Trust has completed construction of 200 homes, completed 6 projects, and currently has another 6 in development. Furthermore, the trust provides housing assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS, and offers homebuyer training and counseling.
The community land trust was developed to protect low-income residents from gentrification and to enable them to make decisions and to benefit from the redevelopment of the area. Sawmill is adjacent to the downtown business district and the historic Old Town area, one of New Mexico’s biggest tourist attractions.
Brenda Zapien – Executive Director
102 Tierra Madre Street
Sunland Park, NM 88063
Founded in 1995, Tierra Madre is a non-profit creating an intercultural and sustainable community on the U.S. – Mexico border. Currently, their Community Center has been completed, and a long awaited access road has been finished. Additionally, five families recently graduated as straw bale builders after completing the model home. Using their new skills, together they built and are now living in their new, energy efficient, passive solar, straw bale homes. Nine more families have begun building their homes.
Albany Community Land Trust
255 Orange St.
Albany NY 12210
Since 1987, the Albany CLT has managed lease-purchase and rental properties. Thus far it has acquired and redeveloped 45 properties with 58 units of low-income housing, and has sold 21 rehabilitated buildings to low-income, first-time buyers.
Community Land Trust of Schenectady is a democratically structured, membership based, community land trust, working to create healthy communities through permanently affordable homeownership. Ecologically sound land use is promoted by offering financial and educational support to residents of the city of Schenectady.
Farm Catskills is currently in pursuit of 501c3 non-profit status, and is accepting memberships. Farm Catskills is devoted to education on land conservation and ethics.
Green River Community Land Trust
Green River is a non-profit membership organization formed in 2006. Relying on modest use fees and member donations, it seeks to bring home ownership to those of moderate income in Columbia County, where housing costs have risen far faster than wages. Its first property is a rural acreage for four homes where 80 percent of the land will be preserved as open space. The community is described at the site: www.directory.ic.org, under Green River CLT in the alphabetical listing.
Initiative for CLT of Southold Town
1500 Brecknock Road, A209
Greenport, NY 11944
HOPE Community Inc.
Walter Roberts – Executive Director
174 East 104th Street
New York, NY 10029
Jubilee Homes is an organization founded by ministry and residents of Syracuse’s Southwest side in response to the tremendous need for decent and affordable housing. The goal of the organization is to achieve long-term revitalization through providing affordable home-ownership and/or rental opportunities, building shared values and a sense of community, supporting local small business and preparing area youth for future leadership responsibilities.
Land Stewardship League
5470 Crane Road
Galway, NY 12074
1499-1501 Clifford Ave.
Rochester, NY 14609
Operating through 3 different organizations representing the communities that they serve, NENA is a resident driven planning initiative committed to the revitalization of northeast Rochester neighborhoods, through citizen empowerment and ownership.
RAIN Community Land Trust
336 East 4th Street, 2B
New York, NY 10009
South Country Community Land Trust
PO Box 61
Brookhaven, NY 11719
The South Country CLT is primarily concerned with the need for affordable housing, including both rental and ownership. It is currently in the planning stages.
Uniondale Community Land Trust
589 Newton Ave.
Uniondale, NY 11553
Community Housing and Land Trust (formerly Orange CHLT)
Also serves Chapel Hill
Robert Dowling – Executive Director
P.O. Box 307
Carrboro, NC 27510
Orange Community Housing and land Trust is a nonprofit housing developer in Orange County. Founded in 1990, the Land Trust offers high quality, affordable homes for schoolteachers, police officers, nurses, housekeepers and many other homebuyers who provide basic community services but can’t afford to live in the same community they serve.
Durham Community Land Trust
Selina Mack- Executive Director
1208 West Chapel Hill St.
Durham, NC 27701
Serving neighborhoods of Southwest Central Durham by providing permanently affordable housing to low and moderate income people while at the same time promoting community revitalization in the neighborhoods in which it serves.
Outer Banks CDC
PO Box 3303
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Watauga Community Housing Trust
331 Queen Street, Suite A
Boone, NC 28607
Minot Area Community Land Trust
PO Box 2024
Minot, ND 58701
Plum Valley Developers, Inc.
1408 17th Ave SW #2
Minot, ND 58701
Columbus Community Land Trust
379 Chittenden Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
Brady Lake Area Development Empowerment System
117 E Oak St.
Kent, OH 44240
In 1980, the Community Land Cooperative of Cincinnati was organized by the West End Alliance of Churches and Ministries and local residents to resist another wave of displacement, this time by wealthy investors because the West End was declared an historic district. The goal of the Community Land Cooperative remains to keep land in community hands.
For more information visit The Land Trust program page located on the right side of the Neighborhood Housing Services of Cleveland’s “Buy a Home” website.
Yellow Springs Home
Emily Seibel – Executive Director
P.O. Box 503
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Chartered in 1995, the idea behind Yellow Springs Home was to help long term community members remain in the area, to maintain economic diversity in Yellow Springs and to retain and promote racial integration. Yellow Springs Home is a membership organization, increasingly promoting the use of green building designs that are affordable, while at the same time linking their activities with smart growth.
We are not currently aware of any community land trusts in Oklahoma.
Central Oregon Trust for Affordable Housing
1010 NW 14 St.
Bend, OR 97701
Works to provide affordable housing as a means to combating poverty.
CASA of Oregon
Denee Beene – Communications Coordinator
20512 SW Roy Rogers Rd Suite 150
Sherwood, OR 97140
In 1999 Proud Ground was founded through efforts led by the City of Portland. Using the community land trust model, the organization first known as Portland Community Land Trust became the first city-wide entity to provide permanently affordable homeownership opportunities. In 2009 the organization became Proud Ground in order to reflect service to a broader region. Regional expansion began in 2010 with service to all of Multnomah County; expansion continued in 2012 to include service to Washington and Clackamas Counties, which included integrating with Clackamas Community Land Trust. Service to Clark County, WA in 2014 solidified Proud Ground’s region-wide service.
Lincoln Heights Land Trust Homes
2303 SW 1st St
Redmond, OR 97756
Lincoln Heights Land Trust works collaboratively with the Central Oregon Community Action Agency Network (COCAAN) to break the cycle of poverty by helping to remove the barriers that prevent people from achieving economic self-sufficiency.
From 1990-2004 the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation has developed – through new construction, house moves, and renovation – over 130 quality affordable homes for low-income first-time homebuyers. They have completed developments throughout Eugene and Spring, Oregon and have several current developments in the area as well.
1488 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
Sabin CDC provides 128 units of housing including general rental units and subsidized rental units serving families below 50% median family income. Recently made an award winning film, “Vanport: The Survivors Tale.”
Bright Side Development and Land Trust
Rev. Louis Butcher
P.O. Box 2083
Lancaster, PA 17603
Saxifrage Community Land Trust
4821 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
State College Community Land Trust
Ron Quinn – Executive Director
1315 S. Allen Street Ste. 306
State College, PA 16801
This small community land trust of 23 homes provides affordable housing for residents of the Borough of State College, while at the same time rehabilitating deteriorating residential neighborhoods.
Church Community Housing Corporation
50 Washington Square
Newport, RI 02840
Good News Housing and Community Land Trust
807 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
Mount Hope Neighborhood Land Trust
48 Nashua Street
Providence, RI 02904
In November 2004, the Housing Network incorporated a statewide land trust to coordinate and support the efforts of member and others to provide permanently affordable housing options in communities across Rhode Island. The statewide land trust will work with local partners to standardize paperwork and streamline administrative procedures. The statewide land trust is an important tool to counteract gentrification and escalating land values and to promote mixed income development through the state.
The Olneyville Housing Corporation was founded as a program of the Nickerson House Community Center in 1988 to promote the revitalization of Olneyville through the development of affordable housing opportunities for residents. Since that time, OHC has worked to stabilize the neighborhood by addressing the problems associated with an aging housing stock, decline in owner occupancy, and increasing gap between housing costs and residents’ income.
In November 2004, the Housing Network incorporated a statewide land trust to coordinate and support the efforts of members and others to provide permanently affordable housing options in communities across Rhode Island. The statewide land trust works with local partners to standardize paperwork and streamline administrative procedures. The statewide land trust is an important tool to counteract gentrification and escalating land values to promote mixed income development throughout the state.
Sterling Land Trust
PO Box 8958
Greeneville, SC 29604
Dakota Land Trust
Joy McCracken – Executive Director
795 Main Street
Deadwood, SD 57732
Dakota Land Trust has been organized to create opportunities for permanently affordable housing for the communities and residents of Western South Dakota. Recognizing the increased rise in land and housing prices, DLT seeks to permanently preserve land and various types of housing to fit the needs of those working and living in our communities.
Woodland Community Land Trust
469 Roses Creek Rd.
Clairfield, TN 37715
The Woodland Community Land Trust boasts 400 acres of land and 17 houses built.
Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation
Mark Rogers – Executive Director
813 East 8th St.
Austin, TX 78702
Home Sweet Home Community Redevelopment Corporation
9001 Airport Blvd Suite 703
Houston, TX 77061
Independence Heights CLT
205 West Crosstimbers
Houston, TX 77018
Mariposa Village Community Land Trust
203 West 8th Ave. Suite 530
Amarillo, TX 79101
2211-A Hidalgo St.
Austin, TX 78702
Neighborhood Housing & Community Development
1000 E 11th St.
Austin, TX 78702
The mission of NHCD is to provide housing, community development, and small business development services to benefit eligible residents so they can have access to livable neighborhoods and increase their opportunities for self-sufficiency. To accomplish this mission, NHCD directly administers a variety of programs to serve the community’s housing, community development, and economic development needs and provides grant funding to various agencies and non-profit organizations.
Park City Municipal Corporation
PO Box 1480
Park City, UT 84060
The Addison County Community trust manages the property of eight mobile home parks in Addison County, with the mission of providing affordable housing to people of low to moderate income.
Central Vermont Community Land Trust
Eileen Peltier – Executive Director
105 N. Main St. Ste. 209
Barre, VT 05641
CVCLT is a nonprofit housing organization working to provide affordable housing, property management, homebuyer education, lending and community development services to communities in central Vermont.
Champlain Housing Trust
Micheal Mone – Chief Operating Officer
88 King Street
Burlington, VT 054021
The Champlain Housing Trust was formed in October 2006 from a merger of the Burlington Community Land Trust (the first municipally funded community land trust) and Lake Champlain Housing (a nonprofit affordable rental agency). CHT is the largest community land trust in the US, with over 6,000 members. CHT provides a wide range of affordable housing opportunities including homeownership, rental apartments, and co-op housing.
City of Burlington CEDO
CEDO 149 Church St.
Burlington, VT 05401
PO Box 553
Putney, VT 05346
The Gilman Housing Trust is the largest rural regional housing non-profit organization in Vermont. Serving most of the Northeast Kingdom, the GHT continues to preserve historic buildings and revitalize neighborhoods well into its 20th year.
For 10 years, Lamoille Housing Partnership has worked to improve the housing stock in Lamoille Valley. Of the 84 units in LHP’s rental housing portfolio, 81 are historic buildings. LHP describes the work as satisfying, “for the heart and soul of a building will always be in the people who live within its walls.”
Twin Pines Housing Trust, a non-profit housing developer located in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, is dedicated to perpetual affordable housing. Since its inception in 1990, they have given hundreds of families the opportunity to live in safe, affordable housing throughout the New Hampshire and Vermont towns of the Upper Valley.
Columbia Valley Housing Association/PATH
1555 S Methow Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Community Housing Coalition
Brainbridge Island, WA 98110
Evergreen Land Trust
3231 Hillside Road
Deming, WA 98244
The Evergreen Land Trust Association holds cooperative houses, farms, and forestlands in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Members of the Association live on or near the properties that are entrusted to them and govern the organization democratically.
H.O.M.E. Trust (Home Ownership Made Easy)
PO Box 1242
Twisp, WA 98856
Pete vonChristierson – President
P.O. Box 973
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Creating and stewarding permanently affordable homes on community-controlled land in Seattle.
Kulshan Community Land Trust’s primary goal, as an organization, is to provide opportunities for low and moderate-income people to secure housing that is decent and affordable. To this end, Kulshan CLT has two primary program areas that address the two primary barriers to homeownership for households of modest means. One is lack of capital; the other is lack of information. Kulshan CLT’s Homebuyer Driven Program was established as a down payment assistance program to close the gap between the cost of decent housing and the amount of mortgage plus down payment that a family can afford. Kulshan CLT also offers a 6-hour Homebuyer Education Course that gives potential homebuyers the knowledge to successfully maneuver through the maze that leads to homeownership.
The Lopez CLT is a private, non-profit community-based membership organization whose purpose is to: (1) Acquire and hold land in trust in order to provide for permanently affordable housing. Homes shall be built and lands shall be used in an environmentally sensitive and socially responsible manner. (2) Provide permanently affordable access to land for such purposes as quality housing, sustainable agriculture and forestry, cottage industries and cooperatives by forever removing land from the speculative market. (3) Develop and exercise responsible and ecological practices, which preserve, protect and enhance the land’s natural attributes. (4) Serve as a model in land stewardship and community development by providing information, resources and expertise.
Lummi Island Community Land Trust
2129 Tuttle Lane
Lummi Island, WA 98262
In March of 2005, LICLT completed its first affordable housing project – Cedrus. On a five-acre lot, a cluster of 9 homes was constructed. Each homeowner participated in building their own home to lower their down payment and create a sense of true homeownership. With four years of planning and nearly two years of building, this project is a dream realized for the dozens of people involved in creating this beautiful development. Also located on the five acres are protected wetlands. LICLT was simultaneously able to provide nine brand-new affordable homes while ensuring a delicate ecosystem would be permanently protected from development or pollution. Homeowners were educated on stewardship, and long-term safeguards are in place to guarantee the safety of the land for generations.
OPAL Community Land Trust is working to maintain the character, vibrancy and diversity of the Orcas Island community by acquiring land and creating permanently affordable homes. Their work helps bridge the gap between the island’s increasingly high property values and the low incomes of many people who live and work there – people who are vital to the well being of the community’s future.
P-Patch Trust, a nonprofit organization, works to acquire, build, preserve and protect community gardens in Seattle s neighborhoods.
Recently completed five new affordable homes in the Salal Neighborhood of Friday Harbor, thus completing the first project of the San Juan Community Home Trust, and bringing the total number of houses to 15.
Our mission is Stewardship of our land to build affordable communities for generations to come.
S.H.A.R.E. Community Land Trust
(part of Upper Valley M.E.N.D.)
P.O. Box 772
347 Division St.
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Alpine Heights was completed in February 2002, making it SHARE’s first neighborhood for affordable homeownership. Adjacent to Alpine Heights is Alpine Heights II, a rental duplex that serves as the initial venue for their Homebuyer Training program. Currently SHARE is working on Aldea Village, a site located just outside of Leavenworth city limits at the north end of town.
Southwest Washington CLT
Ron Barca – President
1701 Broadway, PMB 111
Vancouver, WA 98663
Whitehorse Community Land Trust
The Whitehorse Foundation c/o The Seattle Foundation
1200 Fifth Ave. Ste. 1300
Seattle, WA 98101
Pamela Sands – 360-629-3879
We are not currently aware of any community land trusts in West Virginia.
Bayfield Home Trust
P.O. Box 1288
Bayfield, WI 54814
Current project is the Troy Gardens, a development of thirty mixed-income green built town homes meeting the highest standards for accessibility and energy efficiency. Twenty-six acres of permanently protected green space incorporating community gardens, an organic farm and restored prairie, all designed to facilitate cooperative living while maintaining private spaces.
Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust
Anne Hayden Cresswell
P.O. Box 4498
Jackson, WY 83001
Since the trust’s 1990 inception, they have built 79 new homes for valley families and purchased 4 existing properties for conversion from free market units to affordable homes. In 1995 the Trust bought 4.6 acres in South Park to create 36 single-family homes at Mountain View Meadows. And in 1997, the Trust was granted an acre of land at the base of Snow King so that the Trust could create 15 affordable homes in the Flat Iron Addition.