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A home that sits on land held by Athens Land Trust

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.

Garden property held by Athens Land Trust

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 is made by a nominating subcommittee.
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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.

Historic map of Sapelo Island by SALT