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A historic cottage renovated on land held by Townsite CLT.

Community Homes of Patagonia
3-C Harshaw Road,
Patagonia, AZ 85624

Date Incorporated: 2006
Purpose: Quality, affordable housing.
Land Holdings: Building between four and eight homes on 0.6 acre Gopher Field.
Documents: Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation can be found here
Additional Information: Gopher Field was purchased from the Lenon Family for $27,500 (appraised at $115,000). The Lenon’s generosity allowed CHOP to purchase the land outright using $12,500 from their capital reserves and raising an additional $15,000 through a brief capital campaign during the last quarter of 2014. Bob Lenon, representing the family, wanted to support the creation of more affordable housing in Patagonia. Due to CHOP’s 501c3 nonprofit status, the family is able to realize the tax-deductible benefit of the sale. CHOP also has an affordable home repair program for low-income residents of their community.

Newtown Community Development Corporation/Community Land Trust
2106 E Apache Blvd Suite 112
Tempe, AZ 85281

Date Incorporated: 2001
Purpose:  Strengthen communities and provide affordable housing. 
Land Holdings: Over 150 homes distributed throughout Maricopa County.
Governance Notes: Tripartite board but no voting membership.
Partners: Managed by the Newtown Community Development Corporation.
Media:  Grant money

Pima County Community Land Trust
17 N. Linda Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose:  Affordable housing.
Land Holdings: 94 single-family homes, 21 affordable rentals
Governance Notes: Tripartite board but no voting membership.
Partners: City of Tucson, Pima County, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, Arizona Department of Housing, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Vitalyst Health Foundation, Bank of America, Tucson Electric Power, Washington Federal, Pacific Premier Bank, Bank of the West, National Bank of Arizona, ARPA
Additional Information: Pima County Community Land Trust (PCCLT) is a nonprofit, community based organization committed to developing permanently affordable housing; promoting community revitalization; and to providing programs and services that help Low to Moderate income people preserve, and sustain housing.

Townsite Community Land Trust
PO Box 234
Flagstaff, AZ 86002

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose:  Affordable housing and historic preservation.
Land Holdings: Five properties, four of which are on adjoining lots and are historic homes.
Partners: Arizona Community Foundation, Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Additional Information:  TCLT acquired four fully historic cottages and renovated them.  "The 4 Square Houses" were awarded Advanced Plus ratings by the Coconino County Sustainable Building Program.