Community Land Trust Directory – Schumacher Center for New Economics



Community Land Trust Directory

A comprehensive list of CLTs in North America







Unless otherwise noted, the following community land trusts are regionally-based, open membership, non-profit organizations which acquire land, hold it in trust, and then lease it for housing and other productive purposes such as farming, community appropriate manufacturing, locally owned retail and office space. Lessees own the buildings and other improvements on the land, but the land itself remains with the CLT. Resale restrictions keep the land value out of future sales, thereby ensuring the buildings remain permanently affordable to future lessees. These organizations govern on behalf of both the leaseholders and the broader regional community through an elected, tripartite board of trustees.
Also listed are CLTs which have made innovations upon this model yet continue to separate land from improvements, as well as uphold a democratic structure of operations. Highlighted in blue are regional coalition networks organized to increase CLT capacity. An additional page with expanded information on CLT coalitions is available here.  

   Search the map for CLT distribution and contact information. Find detailed CLT listings in the directory below. 


Dynamite Hill-Smithfield Community Land Trust
2024 3rd Ave. North Suite 314
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Date Incorporated: 2016
Purpose: Uphold the legacy of social justice, black entrepreneurship, property ownership, social justice, and civil rights activism that has historically existed in  Smithfield
Land Holdings: Fundraising to purchase 8 plots which have already been adopted from the Birmingham Land Bank Authority
Partners: Birmingham Southern College
Additional Information:  Runs workshops to educate the community on regenerative agriculture and the potential of CLTs

Graymont Fresh Market organized by Dynamite Hill-Smithfield CLT


Anchorage Community Land Trust
3701 Mountain View Dr.  Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99508

Date Incorporated: 2003
Purpose: Economic development in  the low-income Mountain View neighborhood
Land Holdings: 5 mixed-use commercial sites, occupied by non-profit offices, art studios, a health clinic, food carts, and restaurants; Converting 28,000 sq. ft into an urban farm
Governance Notes: Uniquely focuses on acquiring commercial properties, resulting in a somewhat unorthodox organizational structure: Nonprofit organization oversees two 501(c)(2) subsidiaries and an LLC organization to manage leasing; ACLT pays property taxes on the for-profit units, but not on the properties where tenants have charitable or artistic purposes; Does not apply the classic long-term CLT lease, but instead offers short-term leases based on the business; Tenants benefit from below market-value rent
Partners and Funders

Sitka Community Land Trust

P.O. Box 6461
Sitka, AK 99835

Date Incorporated: 2006
Purpose:  Affordable housing
Land Holdings: Currently constructing 7 single-family homes
Partners: Managed by the  Sitka Community Development Corporation

Multi-unit commercial space owned by ACLT


Community Homes of Patagonia
PO Box 1063
Patagonia, AZ 85624

Date Incorporated: 2006
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: Building 4-8 homes on .6 acres
Documents: BylawsArticles of Incorporation

Newtown CDC/CLT 

511 West University Dr. #4
Tempe, AZ 85281

Date Incorporated: 2001
Purpose:  Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 135 properties distributed across Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, and Tempe, AZ
Governance Notes: Tripartite board but no voting membership
Partners: Managed by the Newtown Community Development Corporation

Pima County Community Land Trust

17 N. Linda Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose:  Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 89 single-family homes; 4 studio apartments for single women
Governance Notes: Tripartite board but no voting membership
Partners: City of Tucson, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Pima County, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, PPEP YouthBuild Americorps
Additional Information:  Manages 6 additional homes through a mortgage preparedness program; 12 successful resales of CLT properties

Townsite Community Land Trust
PO Box 234
Flagstaff, AZ 86002

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose:  Affordable housing, slowing urban displacement
Land Holdings: Renovated 4 historical homes; Land acquired through donation
Partners: Arizona Community Foundation, Retired Senior Volunteer Program


We are not aware of any community land trusts in Arkansas.


Bay Area Community Land Trust
P. O. Box 2652
Berkeley, CA 94702

Purpose: Affordable housing, sustainable living
Land Holdings: 5 properties which are occupied by cooperatives or intentional communities
Partners: McGee Avenue Baptist Church
Governance Notes:  Achieves its sustainability objective by leasing land to cooperatives, which are organized by a sister program
Media Coverage

Bay Area Consortium of Community Land Trusts


Purpose: Provide a forum for policy advocacy and technical resources; Support the growth of new Community Land Trusts in the San Francisco Bay Area

Beverly Vermont Community Land Trust (BVCLT)
117 Bimini Place
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Date Incorporated: 2008
Purpose: Affordable housing, sustainable living, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods
Land Holdings: 3 apartment complexes, 2 are leased to the Urban Soil cooperative; total of 40 tenants living on the two-block parcel
Governance Notes: Bylaws; Began in the 1990's as the LA Ecovillage Project, a nonprofit which governed an intentional community and 2 apartment complexes; Split into two separate entities–BVCLT and Urban Soil–in pursuit of a legal structure of democratic control; Currently, BVCLT owns the land and leases it to the Urban Soil cooperative, which owns 2 of the apartment buildings

Bolinas Community Land Trust
6 Wharf Rd
Bolinas, CA 94924

Date Incorporated: 1982
Purpose: Affordable housing, community resilience
Land Holdings: 6 residential and commercial spaces, including a historical home, mixed residential/commercial spaces, and a gas station; 4 gifted properties currently under development

California Community Land Trust Network

Purpose: State-wide forum for CLTs to share resources, policy information, and best-practices

Commonspace Community  Land Trust
1809 Cooper Rd
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Date Incorporated: 2017
Purpose: Steward land as a public good, sustainable agriculture, affordable housing, community building
Land Holdings: 3  acre parcel with a 3-bedroom farmhouse, a 2-bedroom studio building, a big barn, as well as 2 yurts and a solar array on the barn; More housing is planned for the future
Additional  Information: Seeks to act as a model for land gifting into CLTs,  read benefactor's description of her land gifting experience here

Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz

P.O. Box 7248
Santa Cruz, CA  95061-7248

Date Incorporated: 2000
Purpose: Affordable housing, transitional living
Land Holdings: 1 multi-unit home
Governance Notes:  Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws; Emphasizes homeownership in bylaws, yet  it is unclear if residents enjoy shared equity in practice

Community Land Trust Associate of West Marin

P.O. Box 273
Point Reyes Station, CA  94956

Date Incorporated: 2001
Purpose: Affordable housing, restoration of the natural environment, community resilience and diversity
Land Holdings: 5 parcels with 2 homes and 18 rental units

Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County

PO Box 5431
Petaluma, CA 94955-5431

Date Incorporated: 2002
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings:  68 homes distributed county-wide
Media Coverage

Humboldt Bay Housing Development Corporation
PO Box 4655
Arcata, CA 95518

Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 22 homes; Additional rental properties
Governance Notes: CLT program is governed by a  tripartite advisory committee which oversees the Housing Humboldt Board of Directors on issues concerning the CLT; No voting membership structure

Northern California Land Trust
3122 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705

Date Incorporated: 1973
Purpose: Affordable housing, community resilience
Land Holdings: 15 sites which are used for a variety of purposes, including single-family homes, condominiums, cooperatives, and commercial spaces.
Partners: People of Color Sustainable Housing Network, Bay Area Consortium of Community Land Trusts

Oakland Community Land Trust
720 Broadway 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Date Incorporated: 2009
Purpose: Affordable housing, resident-led development, decrease gentrification and displacement
Land Holdings:  33 affordable properties which are used for a variety of purposes, including single and multi-family homes, mixed commercial usage, and open space.
Partners & Funders
Media Coverage:
East Bay Express: 
 How Hasta Muerte Coffee Successfully Secured Its Building (July 24, 2018)
SF ChronicleHasta Muerte Created a Safe Space for Oakland, and Then Oakland Saved It (August 10, 2018)
Next City: Land Trust Helps Oakland’s Hasta Muerte Coffee Stay Put (July 16, 2018)
Oakland N
orth:23rd Ave Art Space Members Rally to Buy Their Own Building  (April 23, 2018)
 Why Tenants Should Be Given the Opportunity to Purchase Their Buildings (May 8, 2018)
Next City: Oakland Community Hub Rallies to Save Itself from Gentrification (March 20, 2018)
Locavesting:  In Oakland, Community-Owned Real Estate is Bucking Gentrification Trend (March 12, 2018)

San Diego Community Land Trust

10620 Treena Street, Suite 230
San Diego, CA 92131

Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 31 single-family homes
Partners: City of San Diego, Habitat for Humanity
Media Coverage:
Curbed: Community land trusts take aim at rising rents (April 18, 2018)
The San Diego Union Tribune:  City Selling $1 Plots (February 8, 2018)

Sacramento Community Land Trust

Date Incorporated: 2019
Purpose: Affordable housing and community resilience
Land Holdings: Still in organizing stages
Documents: Draft of Bylaws

San Francisco Community Land Trust

PO Box 420982
San Francisco, CA 94142

Date Incorporated: 2001
Purpose: Combat displacement and discrimination, relieve stress on the poor caused by high housing prices, promote community empowerment, and provide San Francisco with permanently affordable resident-controlled housing
Land Holdings: 13 sites used as multi-unit or cooperative residences
Governance Notes
Partners & Funders

St. Joseph CLT

1041 Lyons Ave.
South Lake, CA 96150530-541-8930

Date Incorporated: 2002
Purpose: Religious non-profit seeking to improve the quality of life for year-round residents
Land Holdings: 1 apartment building with 76 units, 1 single-family home
Partners: Local Catholic churches and businesses
Additional Information: Organizes a series of homeowner education sessions
Media Coverage: Housing for the People

Thrive Santa Ana
Facebook Page

Media Coverage: Streets Blog California:  Community Land Trust Seeks to Revitalize Vacant Lots in Santa Ana (December 9, 2016)

T.R.U.S.T. South L.A.

4331 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Date Incorporated: 2005
Purpose: Affordable housing, community controlled land, stability for long-term residents
Land Holdings: 2 apartment complexes saved from redevelopment plans in order to preserve naturally occurring affordable housing;  Currently engaged in community education  to convert apartments into cooperatives
Media Coverage

Photo by Saki Bailey (, March 2019
Future site of BVCLT learning garden
Gas station owned by Bolinas CLT; Portion of profits fund affordable housing development
Multi-family home held by Bolinas CLT
Agricultural land held by Commonspace CLT
Single-family home renovated to be energy efficient by CLAM
Artwork by Northern California Land Trust
Home held by OAK CLT
Photo by Yalonda M. James / The SF Chronicle 2018; Hasta Muerte Coffee housed in a building owned by OAK CLT
Photo by Sacramento CLT
Multi-family home held by SF CLT
Artwork by THRIVE Santa Ana


Chaffee Housing Trust
PO Box 692
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Date Incorporated: 2008
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 8  single-family homes, 1 future housing development planned
Partners & Funders

Elevation Community Land Trust

1705 17 St #200
Denver, CO 80202

Date Incorporated: 2018
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 8 energy efficient homes in Aurora; Land for 12 town-homes and plans to purchase 20 more single-family homes in Aurora;  Funding and contract to build a 92-unit condominium in Denver; Contract to purchase 26 single-family homes in Longmont; Contract to purchase 10 duplex homes in Boulder County; Partnered with developer to build 32 town-homes in Westminster
Additional Information: Public-private partnership; Uses an appraisal formula to determine the affordability gap of properties, this cost is split municipal governments who subsidize half of the affordability gap; This one-time subsidy lowers the purchase price for home buyers, who agree to apply the appraisal formula if they wish to sell the house.
Governance Notes: Tripartite board  but no voting membership; Interested in becoming a membership  organization but challenged by the geographical spread of land holdings
Partners & Funders

Globeville-Elyria-Swansea Community Land Trust
        c/o GES Affordable Housing Collaborative

Purpose: Collective organization to oppose threat of displacement
Additional Information: GES Affordable Housing Collaborative—a partnering of community members from GES Coalition, nonprofit Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. and the Colorado Community Land Trust received $2m grant from the Colorado  Department of Transportation in 2018 for mitigation of replacement housing following the expansion of Interstate 70 through the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood
Partners & Funders

Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust

1212 West Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
719-447-9300 x2

Date Incorporated: 1996
Purpose: Affordable homeownership for working class families
Land Holdings: 206 homes
Governance Notes: Board of trustees is tripartite, yet is selected by current members of the board; Membership is limited to homeowners
Additional Information:  Assisted 338 families through affordable homeownership programs; Manages an additional 37 transitional housing units, 92 affordable rentals, 1 special needs housing unit, and 2 community centers
Partners: Habitat for Humanity, Greccio Housing, Partners in Housing

Thistle Communities

1845 Folsom St.
Boulder, CO 80302

Date Incorporated: 1985
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings:  211 homes; Manages an additional 802 permanently affordable rentals

Urban Land Conservancy
1600 Downing Street Suite 300
Denver, CO 80218

Purpose: Mitigate and further prevent involuntary displacement of Denver’s vulnerable communities
Land Holdings: 6 neighborhoods with affordable housing developments, apartment buildings, mixed-use commercial units,  non-profit offices, and two schools
Partners: Collaborating with philanthropic funders who have catalyzed nearly $25 million in private investment to launch Elevation Community Land Trust (ECLT); Currently incubating ECLT as a separate entity, providing the technical assistance necessary to steward its successful establishment as a 501c3

GES CLT organizers receiving $2m. grant from Colorado Dept of Transportation


Litchfield Housing Trust
PO Box 1121
Litchfield, CT 06759

Date Incorporated: 1989
Purpose: Affordable housing

Naugatuck Valley Housing Development Corporation
        c/o Naugatuck Valley Project
26 Ludlow St.
Waterbury, CT 06710

Date Incorporated: 1983
Purpose: Rural community resiliency, economic development, organizing disperse community interests
Land Holdings: Built or rehabilitated 107 housing units
Partners: Naugatuck Valley Project is a community-based regional organization of twenty-one dues-paying religious congregations, housing cooperatives, labor union locals, and educational and small business organizations; Land trust is managed through  a sub-project, the Naugatuck Valley Housing Development Corporation
Media Coverage

Salisbury Housing Trust
24 Main Street
P.O. Box 52
Salisbury, CT 06068

Date Incorporated: 2002
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 5 parcels with 13 homes
Governance Notes: Board elects new trustees as membership base is small

Sharon Housing Trust

P.O. Box 1168
Sharon, CT

Date Incorporated: 2005
Purpose: Affordable housing for working-class families
Land Holdings: 1 home built, 1 planned for construction
Partners: Modeled after the Litchfield Housing Trust
Funders:  State of Connecticut through a Small Town Economic Assistance Program,  individual community members
Additional Information: Similar to Habitat for Humanity, SHT requests “sweat equity” from residents  as their home is being constructed.

Southeastern Connecticut Community Land Trust

539 Beach Rd
Voluntown, CT 06384

Date Incorporated: 2019
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: Remodeling a multi-family home
Partners: Fresh New London, Voluntown Peace Trust, St. Francis House
Funders: City of New London


Diamond State CLT
PO Box 1484
Dover, DE 19903

Date Incorporated: 2006
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 41 single-family units, 10 parcels of land planned for single-family housing, developing 1 multi-family condominium
Additional Information: Operates statewide

West Rehoboth Land Trust

PO Box 633
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Date Incorporated: 2005
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 6 properties with 4 homes and 3 rental units
Governance Notes: Bylaws
Partners: Constructs houses through collaboration with Sussex Habitat for Humanity. See newspaper article here


District of Columbia

City First Homes
1436 U St. NW, 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20009

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose: Oppose neighborhood displacement, provide affordable housing
Governance Notes: City First Homes operates within a family of related companies, including both for-profit and non-profit organizations; Parent organization is a bank holding company, as a result, candidates for the board of trustees is limited and affordability is assured through loans rather than ground leases; City First Homes is not a membership-based organization.
Additional Information:  Incubating the Douglass Community Land Trust, which will assume stewardship duties of a portion of City First Homes properties.

Douglass Community Land Trust

Purpose: Maintain community control amidst neighborhood gentrification, equitable development of Ward 8
Land Holdings: Renovating a 65-unit apartment complex, preparing to receive a portion of City First Homes land holdings
Governance Notes: Under the guidance of City First Homes while they educate the community; Will have an elected, tripartite board and place-based membership
Partners: City First Enterprises and City First Homes, Building Bridges Across the River
Funders:  Enterprise, Greater Washington Community Foundation
Media Coverage

Photos of Anacostia neighborhood by City First Homes


Bright Community Trust
2605 Enterprise Road East, Suite 230
Clearwater, FL 33759

Date Incorporated: 2008
Purpose: Affordable housing
Additional Information: Statewide property holdings

Community Land Trust of Palm Beach County

4938 Davis Road
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 61 single-family homes and town-homes; 3 vacant land parcels; 80 housing units managed as non-CLT properties

Communities That Care CLT
6031 NW 1st Place
Gainesville, FL 32607

Date Incorporated: 2018
Purpose: Affordable Housing
Land Holdings: Organizing to acquire land and funding for the Blueberry Farm Redevelopment Project
Partners: Habitat for Humanity, United Way
Additional Information: Provides information and free or low-cost legal consultation services to a traditional African American neighborhood under intense development pressure

Delray Beach CLT

145 SW 12th Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Date Incorporated: 2005
Purpose: Affordable and workforce housing
Land Holdings: Constructed 70 single-family homes that include 6 workforce housing units; 3 town-homes; Rehabilitated 6 homes through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program; Currently building 24 affordable single-family homes
Governance Notes: Bylaws
Partners: City of Delray Beach, Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

Florida Community Land Trust Institute


Purpose: Assist government and non-profit entities with the development of CLTs

Hannibal Square Community Land Trust

PO Box 364
Winter Park, FL 32790

Date Incorporated: 2004
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 21 homes; 1 rental unit; 2 projects in development

Heartfelt Florida Housing
181 S.E. 5th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose: Affordable housing, hurricane recovery
Land Holdings:  4.5 acres with 21 houses

Neighborhood Renaissance

510 24th Street, Suite A
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Struggle for Miami’s Affordable and Sustainable Housing (SMASH)
2103 Coral Way, 2nd floor
Miami, FL 33145

Date Incorporated: 2014
Purpose: Housing relief for very low income families affected by predatory landlords, gentrification, and Hurricane Irma
Land Holdings: 1 housing development under construction
Media Coverage: Shelterforce: Community Land Trusts in the Age of Climate Crisis (February 28, 2019)

South Florida Community Land Trust

300 SW 2nd Street, Suite 8
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Date Incorporated: 2006
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 14 single-family and multi-family homes, both ownership and rental agreements available

Single-family home developed by Delray Beach CLT
Community event held by SMASH Miami
Rental units developed by South Florida CLT


Athens Land Trust
685 North Pope Street
Athens, GA 30601

Date Incorporated: 1994
Purpose: Affordable housing, protection of open spaces
Properties: 67 homes; 2 urban farms
Governance Notes: Hybrid organization which acts as both a community land trust and a conservation land trust
Additional Information: In addition to their affordable housing efforts, they hold 211 acres of conserved land in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties combined

Atlanta Land Trust

 112 Krog Street, Suite 14
Atlanta, GA 30307

Date Incorporated: 2009
Purpose: Maintain affordable housing as the City of Atlanta undertakes the Beltline Development Project
Governance Notes:  Board is tripartite, comprised of 1) representatives chosen from organizations recognized by the Neighborhood Planning Unit (City of Atlanta), with a priority given to residents from neighborhoods in which the Atlanta Land Trust is likely to play a stewardship role 2) non-profit representatives 3) public/private sector representatives. The nomination of individuals to serve on the Board shall be made by a nominating subcommittee of the Atlanta Land Trust; final selection of the members of the Atlanta Land Trust's Board of Directors shall be drawn from candidates put forward by the Board Nominating Committee
Media Coverage

H.E.L.P. Organization Incorporated
       Administers Westside Atlanta Land Trust (WALT) and Sapelo Ancestral Land Trust (SALT)
54110th Street No. 312
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
WALT Contact:
SALT Contact:

Purpose: Revitalize a historical neighborhood of Atlanta, increase homeownership for families, green infrastructure, transfer historical rural, plantation land into the ownership of black families and indigenous Georgians
Land Holdings: SALT oversees a 420 acre Historic District, known as Hogg Hummock, plus a 1,000 acre Ancestral Settlement known as Raccoon Bluff. These properties have both residential and multi-purpose commercial sites, including an open-air living history museum with commercial, educational and healing facilities. WALT has 11  residential sites and one multi-use property which functions as an outdoor classroom and learning garden open to the public.

Single family home and garden property held by Athens Land Trust
Historic map of Sapelo Island by SALT


Na Hale o Maui
P.O. Box 1829
Wailuku, HI 96793

Date Incorporated: 2006
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 35  homes; 12 homes under construction
Partners: County of Maui, Nareit Foundation’s REIT Way Hawaii Community Giving Campaign
Media Coverage:The Maui News: Na Hale O Maui blesses project, pours foundation on first lot (May 30,2019)

Blessing at Kahoma before Na Hale of Maui begins construction


Advocates for Real Community Housing (ARCH) 
P.O. 1292
Ketchum, ID 83340

Date Incorporated: 2005
Purpose: Affordable housing for community workforce
Land Holdings: 13 single-family and multi-family homes; additional rental properties available
Partners: Habitat for Humanity


Chicago Community Land Trust
121 N La Salle St. #1003A
Chicago, IL 60602

Date Incorporated: 2006
Purpose: Affordable housing
Governance Notes: CCLT is a nonprofit corporation that is partially administered by the City of Chicago. Once the CLT has 200 properties, 1/3 of the board of trustees will be residents, while the other board members will be appointed by the major with approval by the city council.

Community Partners for Affordable Housing

400 Central Avenue, #111
Highland Park, IL 60035

Date Incorporated: 2003
Purpose: Affordable Housing
Land Holdings: 85 homes and town-homes available for ownership and rental
Partners: City of Highland Park,
Governance Notes: No members or elected board; however, organization strives for tripartite, representative governance. Founded by the City of Highland Park, but now operates separately.
Additional Information: Owns property regionally after merging with CLTs in Lake Forest and Evanston

First CLT of Chicago

3620 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651

Date Incorporated: 2003
Purpose: Affordable housing in West Humboldt neighborhood, financial literacy of residents, community resiliency in the face of gentrification
Land Holdings: 3 single-family homes
Additional Information: Holds community meetings and consultation services about homeownership


Big Car Collaborative
1125 Cruft Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Date Incorporated: 2004
Purpose: Affordable housing for artists in the Garfield Park neighborhood
Land Holdings: Preparing to sell 5 homes, 5 additional houses are set for rentals
Partners: Riley Area Development, Arts Council of Indianapolis, City of Indianapolis, Garfield Park Neighbors Association
Governance Notes:  Manages land through a non-profit partnership LLC shared by Big Car Collaborative and Riley Area Development.  They are not a membership-based organization; new board members are selected by  the existing trustees.
Media Coverage:
Indianapolis Business Journal: Big Car to open two new art spaces by Garfield Park (March 15, 2015)
Modern Cities: Tactical Urbanism Leading To Long Term Changes In Indy (March 9, 2015)
No Mean City: The Transformation of Garfield Park (March 1, 2016)

Artist housing developed by Big Car Collaborative


Story County Community Housing Corporation 
130 S Sheldon #307
Ames, IA 50014

Date Incorporated: 1969
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 1 single family home; 1 multi-family home available for rental; fundraising to develop an additional 3 lots
Partners: City of Ames (land donations), Habitat for Humanity, Story County Building Trades Class


Lawrence Community Land and Housing Trust Program/Tenants to Homeowners Inc.
2518 Ridge Court Suite 103
Lawrence, KS 66044

Date Incorporated: 2005
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 14 homes
Additional Information: 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. A minimum donation of $1 or one hour of service entitles members to a vote at annual meetings.

Artwork by Tenants to Homeowners


Lexington Community Land Trust
P.O. Box 171
Lexington, KY 40508

Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: Currently constructing a housing development which will have 80-100 homes available for ownership or rental


Crescent City Community Land Trust
300 N Broad Street, Suite 208,
New Orleans, LA 70119

Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative

P.O. Box 53011
New Orleans, LA 70153

Date Incorporated: 2008
Purpose:  Tenants rights, affordable housing, Katrina recovery
Land Holdings: 1st permanently affordable apartment building in New Orleans; Currently working to develop 14 more units
Funders: Carnegie Mellon Fellowship at Tulane University, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Crescent City CLT’s Futures Fund, Enterprise Community Partners, Federal HOME funds through City of New Orleans Office of Community Development, Federal HOME funds through Louisiana Housing Corporation, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Grounded Solutions, Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law​, NOLA TRU (New Orleans, LA Tenants Rights Union), Ratliff Charitable Foundation, RosaMary Foundation, Ruby Slipper, Sparkplug Foundation, The Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design, The Milano School for International Affairs, Management & Urban Policy, The New School, The City Council/Harrah's Community Support Grants Program, JP Morgan Chase & Co
Additional Information: JPNSI promotes renters rights through legal advocacy and community education

Northshore Housing Initiative, Inc. 

769 Robert Blvd., Ste. 201C
Slidell, LA 70458

Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 17 homes
Partners: St. Tammany Homebuilders Association
Funders: State of Louisiana and St. Tammany Parish Government

Artwork of affordable apartments held by Jane Place


Commonterra Community Land Trust/Partial Farm
129 Stovepipe Alley
Monroe, ME 04951

Date Incorporated: 1980
Land Holdings:  150 acres divided into 8 leaseholds, each on 2 acres of land, and a large commons; Commons is used for agricultural land 
Governance Notes: CCLT shares community costs such as taxes, road and land maintenance, and special projects that benefit the whole community

Covenant Community Land Trust

P.O. Box 8
Orland, ME 04472

Date Incorporated: 1978
Purpose: Affordable housing, cooperative communities, conservation; founded as a response to rapid gentrification  of the rural communities in Maine
Land Holdings: CCLT in collaboration with HOME Inc. has built 53 houses spread across 5 developments in Hancock County; The  Sedgwick community  includes 20 acres of working farm land, while the Patten Pond community includes 60 acres of CLT land; Currently planning to build 4 more homes.
Governance Notes: Maintains commitment to open spaces and conservation by leasing large land parcels back to the community
Partners: Works with Blue Hill Heritage Trust to manage conservation land; HOME Inc.

Greater Portland Community Land Trust

85 Fessenden Street
Portland, ME 04103

Land Holdings: Organizing to purchase first parcel of land

Land in Common
217 South Mountain Rd.
Greene, ME 04236

Date Incorporated: 2008
Purpose: De-commodify land
Land Holdings: 30 acres of farmland; also holds a conservation easement for 60+ acres of surrounding land
Governance Notes: Land in Common is a non-profit created to manage the holdings of Wild Mountain Cooperative (formerly JED Collective) 

Waterville Community Land Trust

P.O. Box 1834
Waterville, ME 04901

Date Incorporated: 2013
Purpose: Affordable housing, rural revitalization, protection of open spaces
Land Holdings: Multiple public access green spaces; 1 home built
Additional Information: Hopes to hold both CLT homes and public-access natural areas

Western Mountain Land Trust

396 Owen Mann Rd.
Farmington, ME 04938

Land held by Covenant CLT
Focus neighborhood of Greater Portland CLT
Parcel held by Land in Common
Photo by Land in Common


Baltimore Housing Roundtable

Purpose: Coordinate and integrate the work of BHR members into a unified movement that will promote and facilitate social change

Charm City Land Trust

2500 Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210

Date Incorporated: 2000
Purpose: City greening, affordable housing, community control of housing
Land Holdings: 19 parcels of open common space, used as a park; constructing 1st CLT home
Additional Information: Publishes a newsletter, The Voice of the Commons

North East Housing Initiative

4414 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206

Date Incorporated: 2012
Purpose: Neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing
Land Holdings:  1 site, currently organizing to acquire more property
Partners: Baltimore Housing Roundtable, University of Baltimore


Urban greening, Charm City Land Trust


Amherst Community Land Trust
P.O. Box 395
Amherst, MA 01004

Date Incorporated: 2014
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 1 multi-family home
Partners: Habitat for Humanity,  Amherst Community Preservation Act Committee, Amherst Town Meeting, and the Interfaith Housing Corporation of Amherst

Andover Community Trust

P.O. Box 5038
Andover, MA 01810

Date Incorporated: 1992
Purpose: Economic diversity, affordable housing
Land Holdings: 8 land parcels all used for affordable housing; 7 complete homes and 6 in process

Boston Neighborhood CLT

        Formerly the Coalition for Occupied Homes in Foreclosure (COHIF)
1803 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 002124
617-350-8885, ext. 117

Date Incorporated: 2008
Purpose: Foreclosure protection, increasing resident and community control of housing
Land Holdings: 6 sites with 15 units of affordable housing, currently being converted into land trust properties; 1 house
Governance Notes:  Organization has newly adopted the land trust model; Held its first board meeting as a CLT in June 2019; Working board of trustees is comprised of four board members from COHIF and seven new members, two of the new board members are residents of  BNCLT properties
Funders: Cummings Foundation

CLT of Cape Ann/Harborlight Community Partners

PO Box 507
Beverly, MA 01915

Chinatown Community Land Trust
        c/o Chinese Progressive Association
28 Ash St.
Boston, MA 02111

Purpose: Preserve Boston's Chinatown as both a residential, working class neighborhood and the social, cultural, political, and economic center of the broader Chinese community of New England
Land Holdings: 1 parcel of land used as a community walkway; Organizing to purchase 2 parcels to develop 7 units of affordable housing; Negotiating for lease of a state-owned parcel that houses the community's only public open recreational park, known as the Reggie Wong Park
Media Coverage: Sampan: The Chinatown Community Land Trust: A tool to sustain community (September 12, 2016)

Commonwealth Land Trust

1059 Tremont Street, Suite 2
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

Date Incorporated: 1985
Purpose: Combat homelessness and HIV/AIDS, provide supportive housing
Land Holdings: 350 affordable housing units spread across 20 properties
Additional Information: Additional case management programs to help vulnerable community members establish homeownership

Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires

P.O. Box 276
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Date Incorporated: 1980
Purpose: Affordable, productive land
Land Holdings: Three tracts of land, including a ten acre residential site in South Egremont which houses the Schumacher Center for a New Economics; Forest Row, a neighborhood
of 18 units in a combination of single and multiple buildings; and Indian Line Farm, the first CSA Farm in North America
Governance Notes: Modeled the two-tier structure, which separates organizational activity between a 501c3 that fundraises and educates in the community and a 501(c)(2) subsidiary that manages the landholdings.

Dudley Neighbors Inc.

504 Dudley St.
Roxbury, MA 02119

Date Incorporated: 1988
Purpose: Community control, neighborhood revitalization
Land Holdings: 30 acres of formerly vacant, blighted land now under neighborhood control, has become  225 new affordable homes, a 10,000 square foot community greenhouse, urban farm, a playground, gardens, and other amenities of a thriving urban village.
Governance Notes: Dudley Neighbors Inc (DNI) was created by the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) to manage its land holdings. DNI is governed by an  11-member board of directors of whom two are non-voting members, with a majority of the board (six) being chosen by the DSNI board and others appointed, one each, by the Roxbury Neighborhood Council, the Boston City Councilor for the 7th District and the Mayor's Office; the two nonvoting members are appointed by the State Senator (2nd Suffolk) and the State Representative (5th Suffolk). Residents run for the DSNI board and then request to become
one of the six appointed seats to the DNI board which includes a DNI leaseholder. See more
Partners & Funders
Media Coverage

Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network


Purpose: A network of organizations who have or are exploring community land trusts to collectively control land for farms, housing, businesses and more

Island Housing Trust

P.O. Box 779
West Tisbury, MA 02575

Purpose: Conservation-based affordable housing, workforce housing, economic diversity
Land Holdings: 60+ homes available for ownership, additional rental properties
Governance Notes: Board staffed by members from six island towns, the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority, homeowners, and community members
Partners: Martha's Vineyard Land Bank, The Conservation Fund

Northeast Farmers of Color

Purpose: Regional, nonprofit land trust that will acquire land or easements for the purpose of conservation and permanent affordability/access for POC farmers in New England and Upstate New York

Valley Community Land Trust

PO Box 1552
Greenfield, MA 01302

Date Incorporated: 1977
Purpose: Govern land as a sacred resource
Land Holdings: Over 200 acres of land in Franklin County, MA; has provided homes for more than 50 people and a base for agriculture, forestry and various cottage industries

Worcester Common Ground

5 Piedmont Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Date Incorporated: 1988
Purpose: Oppose displacement and absentee land ownership
Land Holdings: 68 units of affordable housing; 5 sites used as transitional housing, a Catholic Worker House, a community garden, and a playground; 3 mixed-use commercial sites

Housing demonstration organized by COHIF / Photo by Maureen White
Housing demonstration organized by COHIF / Photo by John Hulsey
Multi-family home by Cape Ann CLT
Fair development demonstration organized by Chinese Progressive Association
Staff at Commonwealth Land Trust
Single-family home in Forest Row neighborhood, CLTSB
Landscaping volunteers, DSNI
1976 newspaper headline regarding Valley CLT
Historical home stewarded by Valley CLT


Dwelling Place 
101 Sheldon Blvd. Suite 2
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Date Incorporated: 2019
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: Planning to convert 3 rental sites into CLT land to create 45 affordable housing units by 2020
Governance Notes: Dwelling Place is a directorship corporation rather than membership-based; the CLT will be formed under a separate 501c3 and it will be governed by a board of one third Dwelling Place appointees, one third resident owners elected from amongst themselves and one third appointees from the community generally.

The Storehouse of Hope
7700 Second Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

Date Incorporated: 2008
Purpose: Provides emergency food, personal care services, referrals, needed resources and specific education and development activities designed to enhance human dignity and sustain families and individuals living in the North End of the city of Detroit
Land Holdings:  15 homes saved from foreclosure, homeownership re-granted to their residents
Additional Information: Initial purchase of properties was funded by a Go Fund Me campaign; Supported the development of Detroit's only community radio station, WNUC 96.7 fm
Media Coverage:Yes! How Community Land Trusts Can Fix Detroit's Foreclosure Mess (December 23, 2016)

Community outreach, Dwelling Place
Detroit's community radio station, WNUC 96.7, organized in part by The Storehouse of Hope


Cannon River Community Land Trust
1520 Lindberg
Northfield, MN  55057

City of Lakes Community Land Trust
1930 Glenwood Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Date Incorporated: 2001
Purpose: Affordable Housing
Land Holdings: 300 multi-family homes

First Homes Community Land Trust
400 South Broadway Ste. 300
Rochester, MN 55904

Date Incorporated: 1999
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 875 housing units for working families in a 30-mile radius of Rochester
Governance Notes: Tripartite board selected internally, no voting membership

Greater Frogtown CDC
        c/o NeighborWorks Home Partners 
533 N. Dale St.
St. Paul, MN 55103

Date Incorporated: 1981
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 2 homes
Governance Notes: Board is tripartite but not elected; Organization is not membership-based; Merged with NeighborWorks Home Partners in 2014

Homes Within Reach: West Hennepin Affordable Housing Land Trust
5101 Thimson Ave. Suite 202
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Date Incorporated: 2002
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 154 residential properties; 175 families helped to homeownership

Minnesota Community Land Trust Coalition

Purpose: Leverage public and private funding for the development of affordable housing by member CLT organizations

One Roof Community Housing
12 E. 4th St.
Duluth, MN 55805

Date Incorporated: 1990
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 300 homes, 168 have been resold in the past 20 years
Additional Information: Formed by the merger of Northern Communities Land Trust and Neighborhood Housing Services

Rondo Community Land Trust
626 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Date Incorporated: 1993
Purpose:  Neighborhood stabilization, affordable housing
Land Holdings: 4 duplexes (3 owned, 1 rented);  2 live-work units; 9,300 sq. feet of affordable commercial space with a coffee shop, Minnesota's only black-owned printing press (Black Ink), a psych office, and an incoming restaurant; Collaborates on 33 senior housing units

Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership
2401 Broadway Avenue
Slayton, MN 56172

Date Incorporated: 1992
Purpose: Affordable housing

Two Rivers Community Land Trust
P.O. Box 25451
7645 Currell Blvd
Woodbury, MN 55125

Date Incorporated: 1999
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 56 homes scattered across the St. Croix River Valley

Community meeting, City of Lakes CLT
Victorian home held by Greater Frogtown CDC


North Gulfport Community Land Trust
8208 Ohio Ave.
Gulfport, MS 39501

Date Incorporated: 2004
Purpose: Recovery from hurricane Katrina, address increasing environmental degradation and land speculation, protect the historic North Gulfport community
Land Holdings: 2 restored homes; 1 education center with community garden and park
Additional Information: Oversees programs regarding arts and environmental justice
Partners & Funders
Media Coverage

Rosemont  Community Land Trust
3930 Officer Thomas Catchings, Sr. Drive
Jackson, MS 39209

Purpose: Neighborhood revitalization
Land Holdings: Two parcels with homes under construction
Partners: Revitalize Mississippi, Rosemont Human Services

Mural painting, North Gulfport CLT



24:1 Community Land Trust
4156 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Red Earth Farms
1 Smith Road
Rutledge, MO 63563

Date Incorporated: 2007
Purpose: Intentional community, environmental sustainability
Land Holdings: 76 acres leased to 7 households
Governance Notes: Registered as a mutual benefit corporation; Bylaws
Partners: Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage (founded in 1997), Sandhill Farm (an egalitarian community founded in 1974)

Springfield Community Land Trust
P.O. Box 8975
Springfield, MO 65801

Date Incorporated: 2011
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 16 homes; additional 23 rental units


North Missoula CDC
819 Stoddard St.
Missoula, MT 59802

Date Incorporated: 1996
Purpose: Affordable housing, rural community vitality
Land Holdings:  4 sites that include 30 town-homes, a multi-unit residence, and  3 single-family houses
Partners: Received technical assistance from the Institute for Community Economics

Northwest Montana Community Land Trust
214 Main Street, P.O. BOX 8300
Kalispell, MT 59901

Date Incorporated: 2012
Purpose: Affordable housing
Properties: 53 homes
Governance Notes: Board elects new members to the board

Trust Montana
118 East 7th Street
Anaconda, MT 59401

Purpose: Facilitate and maintain affordable housing, economic development, agricultural land preservation, and historic preservation
Land Holdings: 8 homes
Governance Notes: No membership structure; Currently governed by a working board of professionals, with members drawn from the affordable housing sector, finance sector, historic preservation sector, and legal profession; 1/3 of the board will be homeowners once land holdings and  stakeholder homeowners increase
Partners: Homeword, Inc, Red Lodge Area Community Foundation
Additional Information: Aims primarily to work in areas around the state that do not have the capacity to operate their own CLT, but is chartered to work in any part of the state–whether it is rural, urban, or frontier

Historic image of North Missoula CDC's neighborhood
Beekeeping at Moon-Randolph Homestead, administered by North Missoula CDC
Photos by Trust Montana


We are not aware of any community land trusts in Nebraska.



We are not aware of any community land trusts in Nevada.

New Hampshire

Cold Pond Community Land Trust
P.O. Box 212
Acworth, NH 03601

Date Incorporated: 2000
Purpose: Resources of our forest and farmland, watershed, wildlife habitat and open space are made available to residents and community members.
Land Holdings: 215 acres used for agriculture, conservation,  and residences
Additional Information: CLT houses an intentional community  with 6 members

Monadnock Community Land Trust
61A Hearthstone
Wilton, NH 03086


Photo by Steve Normanton, farmer on Monadnock CLT land

New Jersey

We are not aware of any community land trusts in New Jersey.


New Mexico

La Mesa Community Land Trust
600 San Pablo Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Mil Abrazos Community Land Trust
1194 Dilia Loop
La Loma, NM 87724

Date Incorporated: 2014
Purpose: Provide for permanently affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, cottage industries and co-operatives
Land Holdings:  32 acres of irrigated farmland
Governance Notes: Board formed but have not leased land out yet

Sawmill Community Land Trust
990 18th St. NW 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Date Incorporated: 1994
Purpose: Protect neighborhood from gentrification and polluting industry; equitable development
Land Holdings: 34 acres of reclaimed industrial land with 93 affordable ownership homes and three affordable apartment complexes set within a neighborhood with community gardens, playgrounds, and a plaza
Partners: City of Albuquerque
Additional Information: Currently planning additional apartment complexes and economic development projects

Tierra Madre
102 Tierra Madre Street
Sunland Park, NM  88063575-589-4412

Date Incorporated: 1995
Purpose: Create an intercultural and sustainable community on the U.S.–Mexico border
Land Holdings: Community Center has been completed and a long awaited access road has been finished; 5 straw bale homes built, 9 under construction
Additional Information: Five families recently graduated as straw bale builders after completing the model home. Using their new skills, they built and are now living in their new, energy efficient, passive solar, straw bale homes. Nine more families have begun building their homes.

Land held by Mil Abrazos
Historic image of industrial land now converted to affordable housing by Sawmill CLT
Straw bale housing created by residents and Tierra Madre organizers

New York


New York

Adirondack Community Housing Trust
103 Hand Avenue P.O. Box 157
Elizabethtown, NY 12932

Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 2 housing developments
Governance Notes: Members of the board of directors are drawn from the various parts of the Adirondack Park area; ACHT is staffed by a contract with the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, but the organization is fully controlled by its own board
Additional Notes: Initially organized after NY state budgeted $1M to be used by a housing trust to reduce the cost of home purchases for families making less than 120% of Adirondack area median income

Albany Community Land Trust
255 Orange St.
Albany NY  12210

Date Incorporated: 1987
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings:  Acquired and redeveloped 45 properties with 58 units of low-income housing, and has sold 21 rehabilitated buildings to low-income, first-time buyers; manages both lease-purchase and rental properties
Partners: Affordable Housing Partnership (AHP), Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region, United Tenants of Albany

City Roots CLT
441 Parsells Ave.
Rochester, NY 14609

Date Incorporated: 2016
Purpose: Pursue development without displacement
Land Holdings: 3 parcels which include a homeless encampment called Peace Village and 2 single family homes; Property acquired through foreclosure and defense processes
Governance Notes: Bylaws

Community Land Trust of Schenectady
1677 Van Vranken Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12308

Date Incorporated: 1991
Purpose: Affordable housing, ecologically-sound land use
Land Holdings: 25 homes; 14 additional properties available for rental

Cooper Square Community Land Trust
61 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

Date Incorporated: 1994
Purpose:  Contribute to the preservation and development of affordable, environmentally healthy housing and community/cultural spaces so that the Cooper Square area remains racially, economically and culturally diverse
Land Holdings:  2 parcels; Leases 1 parcel with 328 affordable apartment units to the Cooper Square Cooperative; Waiting to close on second parcel's improvements, which include two additional apartment complexes
Governance Notes: A 501c3 land holding organization founded by the Cooper Square Community Development Committee; CCSLT is separately staffed and governed by a  self-perpetuating tripartite board of trustees
Funders:  Enterprise Community Partners/HPD, NYC Council
Media Coverage: Gothamist: Outraged By Property Sales To Luxury Developers, Affordable Housing Group Takes On The Catholic Church  (March 14, 2019)

Farm Catskills
87 Sal Bren Rd.
Delhi, NY 13753

Interboro Community Land Trust
17 Battery Place, Suite 728 
New York, NY 10004

Date Incorporated: 2017
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: Organizing to acquire property
Media Coverage: Announcing the Creation of Interboro CLT

Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.
180 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788

East Harlem/El Barrio CLT
        c/o Picture the Homeless

2427 Morris Avenue
Bronx, NY

RAIN Community Land Trust
336 East 4th Street, 2B
New York, NY  10009

South Country Community Land Trust
PO Box 61
Brookhaven, NY 11719

Uniondale Community Land Trust
589 Newton Ave.
Uniondale, NY 11553

Purpose: Stabilize homeownership
Land Holdings: Constructing 1st home
Funders:  New York State Attorney General’s office, Enterprise Community Partners,  New York State Affordable Housing Corporation, Long Island Community Foundation


Renovating affordable homes, Albany CLT
Housing demonstration, Cooper Square CLT
Boroughs of NYC by Interboro CLT
Demonstration by Picture the Homeless

North Carolina

Cape Fear Community Land Trust, Inc.
PO Box 12424
Wilmington, NC 28405

Date Incorporated: 2009
Purpose: Economic diversity, workforce housing
Land Holdings: 8 homes; additional properties available for rental
PartnersCape Fear Habitat for Humanity, City of Wilmington

Community Housing and Land Trust 
P.O. Box 307
Carrboro, NC 27510

Date Incorporated: 1990
Purpose: Affordable, green housing
Land Holdings: 318 homes
Governance Notes: Membership based and tripartite board consisting of 5 appointed board members from local governments and UNC, 5 homeowners, and 5 community members; Revising bylaws as currently no set process for selecting board members, majority of membership is homeowners and the organization approaches those who might be interested and offer a different perspective; Hopes to increase community membership base in the upcoming year.
Partners: Administers the inclusionary housing programs of both Chapel Hill and Carrboro
Funders: Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Durham Community Land Trust
1208 West Chapel Hill St.
Durham, NC  27701

Date Incorporated: 1987
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 280 homes in 7 neighborhoods; Sites used as residences, cooperative homes, and community gardens

West Side Community Land Trust
Charlotte, NC

Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: Still organizing to acquire property


Residents of a cooperative home on land held by Durham CLT

North Dakota

Grand Forks Community Land Trust
1405 1st Avenue North
Grand Forks, ND 58203

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 10 sites; 8 fully constructed homes, 2 sites with building permits
Additional Information: Founded by Grand Forks Housing Authority staff seeking a more effective way to provide affordable homeownership opportunities

Minot Area Community Land Trust
PO Box 2024
Minot, ND 58701

Date Incorporated: 2011
Purpose: Recovery from flooding, affordable housing
Land Holdings: 8 rehabilitated homes
Funders: Funded by state after flooding



Columbus Community Land Trust
379 Chittenden Ave
Columbus, OH 43201

Community Land Cooperative of Cincinnati
727 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45203

Date Incorporated: 1980
Purpose: Oppose displacement, encourage homeownership and community development
Additional Information: organized by the West End Alliance of Churches and Ministries and local residents

Neighbor Housing Services of Greater Cleveland: The Land Trust
5700 Broadway Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44127

Renting Partnerships
Peaslee Neighborhood Center
215 E. 14th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Date Incorporated: 2012
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 4 multi-family homes; Received property through donation and city funding
Governance Notes: Board is self-replicating, but remains tripartite and responsible to membership; Residents organize and are in charge of their own operations within the multi-family units.  Uses “dividend housing” ownership model, which offers a 3rd option between homeownership and rental; Residents build equity in a financial account rather than property, this allows them to budget money through their care and residency ofon the property, but relieves them of the financial burden of owning a home.  Leases contail a scheduled legal agreement for earning credits towards an equity system which operates like a morgage; credits are earned through day-to-day upkeep and participation in community organizing, thus this model seeks to remove both property and social duties from the market. 

Yellow Springs Home
P.O. Box 503
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Date Incorporated: 1995
Purpose: Assist long-term community members, maintain economic diversity, promote racial integration, affordable and sustainable building
Land Holdings: 22 homes



We are not aware of any community land trusts in Oklahoma.


Kôr Community Land Trust
1384 NW Saginaw Ave.
Bend, OR 97701

Date Incorporated: 2005
Purpose: Sustainable, affordable housing
Land Holdings: 5 zero-energy homes to be developed by 2020

Proud Ground 
5288 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97217

Date Incorporated: 1999
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 280 homes, has provided housing for 350 families
Partners: Formed by the City of Portland
Additional Information: Originally focused on the Portland area but now works in 5 counties

Sabin CDC
1488 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211

Date Incorporated: 1992
Purpose: Committed to increasing livability and opportunity for low-income households in NE Portland
Land Holdings: 13 land trust properties and 116 apartment units
Governance NotesBylaws
Additional Information: Produced the award winning film, “Vanport: The Survivors Tale”


Centre County Housing & Land Trust
1155 Zion Road
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Date Incorporated: 2007
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 14-lot housing development consisting of eleven single-family homes, two duplexes, and one mobile home
Governance Notes: Board of directors includes one representative from each founding housing organization, as well as members from the general public, community organizations, public officials, and residents.
Partners: Founded through the collaboration of five local housing organizations (Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County, Housing Authority of Centre County, Housing Transitions Inc., State College Borough, and State College Community Land Trust)

Lehigh Valley Community Land Trust
1337 East Fifth Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Mosaic Community Land Trust
10 S. Hanover St
Pottstown, PA 19464

Purpose: Neighborhood stabilization, arts & culture, community gardens
Land Holdings: 1 home rehabilitated
Partners: Genesis Housing
Additional Information: Provides landscaping and garden mentoring if the homeowner should request it for the period of one year; Subsidizes initial down payment of in exchange for the home remaining a primary residence for no less than 5 years and the homeowner becoming a fully participating member of Mosaic; Organization also runs arts and education workshops

State College Community Land Trust
1315 S. Allen Street Ste. 306
State College, PA 16801

Date Incorporated: 1996
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: Rehabilitated 45 homes and built 2 net-zero energy ready homes; 67 households helped towards ownership
Partners: Housing Transitions Inc., Centre County Housing and Land Trust, the Centre County Planning Office, and the Centre County Affordable Housing Coalition

Community Justice Land Trust
        c/o Women’s Community Revitalization Project
100 West Oxford Street Suite E-2300
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose: Prevent displacement of WCRP constituents who cannot afford rising rents and property taxes
Land Holdings:  36 rent-to-own Grace Townhomes in Port Richmond; Plans to transfer land of the Nicole Hines Townhomes into CLT ownership, which will create 35 rent-to-own townhomes in Germantown; Additional rental sites available
Governance Notes: Although the Community Justice Land Trust is  operated by the Women’s Community Revitalization Project,  it remains accountable to the local community  through an advisory committee that consists of residents and other stakeholders, as well as WCRP board members
Partners: Pennsylvania Community Land Trust Collaborative
Additional Information: Only uses rental and rent-to-own agreements


Murals and garden by Mosaic CLT
Residence rehabilitated by State College CLT
Neighborhood of operation, Community Justice Land Trust / Photo by Katie Levesque

Rhode Island

Church Community Housing Corporation
50 Washington Square
Newport, RI  02840

Date Incorporated: 1969
Purpose: Affordable housing

Housing Network
Providence, RI


Purpose: Incorporated a state-wide land trust to coordinate and support the efforts of members and others to provide permanently affordable housing options in communities across Rhode Island

NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley
719 Front Street Ste. 103
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Date Incorporated: 1987
Purpose: Affordable housing and economic development

Southside Community Land Trust

109 Somerset Street
Providence, RI 02907

Date Incorporated: 1987
Purpose: Provide access to land, education, and other resources so people in RI can create
community food systems and grow food in environmentally sustainable ways
Land Holdings: Owns or directly manages 21 community gardens in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls, and partners with schools, housing and community organizations to manage another 37; Owns or manage land used by 25 farmers to supply fresh fruits and vegetables to farmers markets, food businesses, restaurants, and CSAs; Operates three production farms in Providence and Pawtucket where organization practices and demonstrates bio-intensive, small-scale agricultural production; SCLT's garden network, a total of 86 agricultural sites,  produces food for roughly 1,200 people and their families every year
Governance Notes: Board of trustees is not elected or tripartite; New members are interviewed, nominated, then confirmed by the existing board
Partners & Funders
Media Coverage

Westbay Community Action Program

224 Buttonwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02886

Historic Map of Rhode Island
Garden plots held by Southside CLT

South Carolina

Palmetto Community Land Trust
        c/o Charleston Redevelopment Corporation
75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3200
Charleston, SC 29401

Date Incorporated: 2018
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: Breaking ground on first housing development August 2019, will include 6 units for ownership and 56 for rental
Governance Notes: A program of the Charleston Redevelopment Corporation, which is governed by a volunteer board of directors that includes 3 permanent stakeholder members who represent the City of Charleston, the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, and the Historic Charleston Foundation
Partners & Funders
Media Coverage

Sterling Land Trust
PO Box 8958
Greeneville, SC 29604

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose: Assist neighborhoods in self-development, land ownership, asset & wealth creation, and building community
Land Holdings: 2 community farms developed in a USDA-designated food desert area; organizing to purchase an old mill which will be converted to commercial units
Governance Notes: Directed by alumni of Sterling High School, community members, and stakeholder volunteers
Partners: The City of GreenvilleGreenville County Redevelopment Authority, St. Francis Hospital, The Furman Company
Additional Information: Founded in the memory of Sterling High School, which was burnt down in 1967 yet had previously was an anchor institution in the neighborhood


Sterling High School

South Dakota

Dakota Land Trust
795 Main Street
Deadwood, SD 57732

Date Incorporated: 2007
Purpose: Affordable homeownership, workforce housing


Woodland Community Land Trust
469 Roses Creek Rd.
Clairfield, TN  37715

Date Incorporated: 1977
Purpose: Restore land holding, livelihoods, and economic self-sufficiency in Appalachia
Land Holdings:  450 acres for 12 houses, 4 native material homes, small business development, education, gardening, and permaculture projects
Partners: Woodland Community Development Corporation and Clearfork Community Institute
Additional Information: Co-founded by Marie Cirillo, who gave a Schumacher Lecture titled "Stories from an Appalachian Community" in October 2000
Media Coverage: Agrarian Trust: Woodland Community Land Trust: An Antidote to Extraction in Rural Appalachia


Marie Cirillo, co-founder of Woodland CLT


Equity Community Land Trust

1124 S. IH 35
Austin, TX 78704

Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation
13 East 8th St.
Austin, TX 78702

Purpose: Affordable housing, revitalization of East Austin neighborhoods, sustainable design
Land Holdings: 87 homes built; Additional rental sites
Additional Information: Gives highest priority to families with generational ties to target neighborhoods; Collaborated on the Alley Flat Initiative, which seeks to repurpose the extensive alleyways of Austin
Media Coverage:
The Atlantic: Affordable Housing, Always (July 6, 2015)
In a first, community land trust building affordable home in East Austin (September 1, 2012)

Home Sweet Home Community Redevelopment Corporation

9001 Airport Blvd Suite 703
Houston, TX 77061

Houston Community Land Trust

Date Incorporated: 2018
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 5 developed; Plans to build 250 new homes in 2019
Media Coverage:
Grounded Solutions: Community Land Trust Business Plan
Houston Chronicle: City plan to expand affordable housing (March 1, 2019)
Urban Edge: In Houston, A Radical Approach to Affordable Housing (June 6, 2018)


Home built by the Alley Flat Initiative
CLT Resident in Austin, TX, Photo from Alana Semuels / The Atlantic


Moab Area Community Land Trust
1701 Murphy Lane
Moab, UT 84532

Date Incorporated: 2012
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: Acquired a tract of land through donation, currently constructing a housing development with 300 units and 3 community buildings
Governance Note: Bylaws; Board of trustees not tripartite or elected, but organization has a membership base



Addison County Community Trust
P.O. Box 311
Vergennes, VT  05491

Date Incorporated: 1989
Purpose: Smart growth, prevent excessively consumptive patterns of land use, fragmented landscapes, and restrictive means of transportation
Land Holdings: 78 homes
Additional Information: Holds both ground leases and conservation easements; Stewards 6,000 acres of conservation land; Manages an additional 228 rental units and  340 sites in nine mobile home parks

Champlain Housing Trust
88 King Street
Burlington, VT 054021

Date Incorporated: 1984
Purpose: Neighborhood improvement and affordable homeownership
Land Holdings: 565 homes
Governance Notes: Bylaws
Additional Information: Largest community land trust in the US, with over 6,000 members; Provides a range of affordable housing opportunities including homeownership, rental apartments, and co-op housing

Downstreet Community Housing and Development
105 N. Main St. Ste. 209
Barre, VT 05641

Date Incorporated: 1987
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 164 homes
Additional Information: Variety of affordable rental and homeownership programs available

PO Box 553
Putney, VT  05346

Lamoille Housing Partnership
P.O. Box 637
Morrisville, VT 05661

Rutland County Community Land Trust
13 Center St. 2nd Floor
Rutland, VT 05701

Windham & Windsor Housing Trust
68 Birge Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301


Maggie Walker Community Land Trust
203 N. Robinson Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Date Incorporated: 2016
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 19 homes with an additional 22 under development
Governance Notes: Bylaws reflect tripartite board structure, but there is currently not enough residents to constitute 1/3 of board members; Board is self-sustaining, as MWCLT is not a membership-based organization
Additional Information: Manages the Richmond Land Bank;  Two programs for homeownership, one geared towards homeowners making
less than 80% of AMI, and the other for those making less than 115% of AMI.

Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust
PO Box 1606
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1606

Date Incorporated: 2008
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 8 homes sold, 4 under construction
Governance Notes: Not a membership organization; Board of trustees is self-perpetuating
but upholds a tripartite structure


Homes held by Maggie Walker CLT


Columbia Valley Housing Association
1555 S Methow Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Housing Resources Bainbridge
730 Ericksen Ave NE Suite 100
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-842-1909 ext 16

Date Incorporated: 1989
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 42 homes; Additional 92 rental units
Governance Notes: No members; Self-perpetuating board comprised of 1/3 residents and 2/3 community members;  Rental and owner members are suggested by a resident committee and then approved by the board.

Evergreen Land Trust
3231 Hillside Road
Deming, WA  98244

Date Incorporated: 1974
Land Holdings: 7 parcels leased to self-governing, cooperative stewardship associations; Each community is unique, but they all operate by consensus; Land holdings include houses, farms, and forestlands
Governance Notes:  Board of Directors is made up of two representatives from each ELT property and board members representing the community at-large; Meets quarterly to provide fiscal and legal oversight to the Trust and to advance long-range goals; An annual general membership meeting is held for all members of ELT to share information, report on annual stewardship activities, and elect the Board of Directors. The diverse mix of residents from the urban and rural properties brings a rich exchange of experience and perspective to the organization.

Homeward Bound CLT
616 Polk St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Date Incorporated: 2005
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 5 homes; 1 apartment building
Governance Notes: Bylaws
Media Coverage

Homestead Community Land Trust
412 Maynard Ave. South #201
Seattle, WA 98104

Date Incorporated: 1992
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 200 homes
Governance Notes: Outline of Board Responsibilities
Partners and Funders
Media Coverage

Home Trust of Skagit
612 S. First Street
Mount Vernon

Date Incorporated: 2009
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 20 homes located in 2 housing developments, 5 homes under construction, additional scattered site properties, 18 rental units
Partners: Habitat for Humanity

Kittitas Yakima Valley Community Land Trust

Kulshan Community Land Trust
1303 Commercial St. Ste. 6
Bellingham, WA 98225

Date Incorporated: 2001
Land Holdings: Strengthen neighborhoods and move the community towards social justice, economic vitality and environmental sustainability
Properties: 119 homes

Lopez Community Land Trust
PO Box 25
Lopez Island, WA 98261

Date Incorporated: 1989
Purpose: Build a diverse, sustainable Lopez Island community through affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, and other dynamic rural development programs
Land Holdings: Designed and constructed 6 housing developments, three of which run on net-zero energy; 49-acre historic working farm
Governance Notes: Farmland managed through the Lopez Island Farm Trust (LIFT) program
Additional Information: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) Program seeks to increase capacity and necessary infrastructure for local farmers; SARD developed the first USDA mobile processing unit, which was sold to the Island Grown Farmers Cooperative and enables Lopez farmers to slaughter animals on the farm and sell directly to local grocery stores without the difficulty of long ferry rides and trucking animals across the state.  Lopez residents can now purchase local meat by the cut directly from the farmer or in local grocery stores; Established a Grain CSA, allowing local farmers to mill wheat into flour on the island; Affordable housing incubates business innovation: 12 local business owners are housed in LCLT homes
Media Coverage

Methow Housing Trust
TwispWorks Campus
PO Box 938
Twisp, WA 98856

Date Incorporated: 2017
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 3 neighborhoods with 21 homes built and 25-35 mixed units under construction
Governance Notes: Bylaws

Northwest Community Land Trust Coalition
206-323-1227 Ext. 113

Purpose: Support and enhance the activities of the community land trusts based in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana

Of People And Land (OPAL) Community Land Trust
286 Enchanted Forest Rd.
P.O. Box 1133
Eastsound, WA  98245

Date Incorporated: 1989
Purpose: Maintain the character, vibrancy and diversity of the Orcas Island community,  bridge the gap between the island’s increasingly high property values and the low incomes of many people who live and work there
Land Holdings: 56 acres of land, comprising of 8 neighborhoods, 105 permanently affordable homes, 30 affordable rental apartments, 5 office spaces for rent/lease, and 5 community gardens
Additional Information: Manages a community loan fund to provide real estate loans and
technical assistance to Islanders who need a mortgage loan and are creditworthy, but are not yet eligible for a bank loan

San Juan Community Home Trust
P.O. Box 2603
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Date Incorporated: 2001
Purpose: Community preservation through affordable housing, promote economic diversity and development, support a sustainable island community while practicing responsible stewardship of rural environment
Land Holdings: Built 37 new homes in three neighborhoods, Salal, Sun Rise I and Sun Rise II
Governance Notes: Bylaws

S.H.A.R.E. Community Land Trust
      c/o Upper Valley MEND
P.O. Box 772
347 Division St.
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Date Incorporated: 1998
Purpose: Hold and develop land in a way that is environmentally and socially responsible, strengthen the community through economic diversity
Land Holdings: 2 neighborhoods with 20 homes
Governance Notes: CLT is program of Upper Valley Mend, which  focuses on the areas of food, housing, healthcare and emergency services; MEND board members selected through a process undertaken by our Board Development Committee, including soliciting nominations from the community, meeting each prospective member, making recommendations to the board, and the board making recommendations of prospective new members to the membership; Board is not tripartite, as they do not solely focus on administering the CLT, however homeowners are encouraged to consider board membership; CLT has an active tripartite committee, which makes recommendations to the broader MEND board.

South of the Sound CLT
4735 5th Ave. NW
Olympia, WA  98505

Date Incorporated:
Purpose: Promote vibrant local food and farming systems through community supported farmland preservation strategies, educational outreach, and partnerships that increase opportunities for farms and farmers to flourish
Land Holdings: 140 acres of working agricultural land, including two family farms and 1 urban farming nonprofit; Also oversees 48 acres of conservation easements
Governance Note: Bylaws
Additional Information: Conducts research on Thurston county conservation and farmland; Urban farm of 1 acre produces 10,000 pounds of food annually

Spokane Community Land Trust
315 W. Mission Suite 22
Spokane, WA 99201

Vashon Household
PO Box 413
Vashon, WA 98070

Date Incorporated: 1990
Purpose: Protect the culture, character, and people of Vashon by preserving affordable housing
Land Holdings: 4 neighborhoods that include 51 homes, common preservation space, and farm land; Additional rental properties available

Waldron Community Land Trust
PO Box 11
Waldron Island, WA 98297


Homes leased to cooperatives by Evergreen Land Trust
Parcels held by Home Trust of Skagit
Artwork by Diana Luhn Bower / Lopez CLT
USDA mobile processing unit developed by Lopez CLT
Home built by Lopez CLT
Neighborhood development by Methow Housing Trust
Shipping a home to Orcas Island, OPAL
Shipping a home to San Juan Island, San Juan Community Home Trust
Multi-family development by Upper Valley MEND
Event hosted by South of the Sound CLT
Parcel held by Vashon CLT

West Virginia

We are not aware of any community land trusts in West Virginia.



Madison Area Community Land Trust
1501 Williamson St.
Madison, WI 53703

Date Incorporated: 1991
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: 3 neighborhoods which include 44 multi-family homes, 9 single family homes, an organic CSA farm, a community garden, and restored prairie land; 3 scattered-site homes
Governance Notes: Bylaws; Affiliate of Common Wealth Development since 2011, 1/3 of board trustees are selected by membership, while  2/3 are selected by the board of Common Wealth Development; Collaborates on conservation easements

Milwaukee Community Land Trust

Date Incorporated: 2019
Purpose: Affordable housing, strengthen community against foreclosures
Land Holdings: 1 home, developing 4-5 within the year
Governance Notes: Bylaws

CSA farm on Madison Area CLT land, Steve Apps / WI State Journal


Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust
P.O. Box 4498
Jackson, WY 83001

Photo by Jackson Hole CLT

Puerto Rico

Caño Martín Peña Community Land Trust
PMB 1838, 243 París St.

San Juan, PR 00917-3262

Date Incorporated: 2004
Purpose: Coordinate and implement the public policy related to dredging and channeling the Caño body of water, while ensuring the permanence and socioeconomic development of the eight surrounding communities, with the leading participation of its residents and their community-based organizations
Land Holdings: 200 acres given by the PR government
Documents: Transforming a City, Environmental Impact Statement, Health Impact Statement
Media Coverage:
Shelterforce: Community Land Trusts in the Age of Climate Crisis (February 28, 2019)
Resilience: An Informal Settlement in Puerto Rico Has Become the World’s First Favela Community Land Trust (June 2, 2014)
Write-up by Buckminster Fuller Institute

Home and land stewarded by Caño Martin Peña CLT

Last updated September 25, 2019